I did not write the following post. It was written by a high-level official at the New York City Department of Education who–for obvious reasons–requires anonymity. 1,220 more words
Tags » Graduation Rates
For the first time in US history, the nation’s high school graduation rate has skyrocketed past 80% according to the 2014 Building a Grad Nation released by Civic Enterprises, a research organization that writes policy briefs and in depth reports on a wide variety of issues. 91 more words
Georgia Education Per Pupil Spending, Graduation Rates, Tax Climate, Poverty Rating & Free/Reduced Lunch Percentage
In January, I posted this blog about education spending and results in Georgia.
In May, the US Census office released updated per pupil spending numbers. I have updated my regional map with these numbers, along with Georgia’s tax climate ranking, poverty ranking and the percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunch. 107 more words
Much of the news that circulates regarding the state of education is not positive, but one trend that remains underreported is the significant rise in public high school graduation rates during the past decade. 710 more words