One surefire way for education policy groups to get press is to release a state report card. Any kind of ranking is clickbait for news outlets. Plus, with a state-of-education report card you get a bonus man-bites-dog story when the grade-giving institution is the one being graded. Consequently, organizations representing business interests from teachers’ unions
Students around the country are nearing the midpoint of the school year and will be receiving report cards documenting their achievement to date. But students aren’t the only ones receiving report cards this time of year. States and districts have been receiving A through F grades based as well. January has brought a flurry of
High School Graduation Rate Climbs to Highest Point in 40 Years The annual Diplomas Count report, courtesy of the newspaper Education Week (EdWeek), was released yesterday, showing yet another steady increase in the national graduation rate over the past three years. EdWeek defines graduates as students who earn a standard diploma or better in four
Our report on how demographic shifts are changing the cultural landscape of the United States and it’s education system, remains one of our most popular. So, I think you’ll enjoy this recent graphic representation of 2010 U.S. Census data courtesy of Education Week. Tilting Demographics infographic by edweek.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education released high school graduation rates by state for the year 2010-11, and the overall picture is best described as not as bad as we thought. The release marks the first year that states are reporting uniformly computed graduation rates based on a four-year cohort of students. There