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Tennessee graduation rate nears national goal, SCS rate is lower than state's

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Friday marked the end of the school year for Shelby County Schools students, and for many it’s a time for celebration.

WREG learned Tennessee ranks 8th in the United States for high school graduations. 230 more words


Jay Mathews on Grade Inflation in the District of Columbia

Jay Mathews read Caleb Rossiter’s newly published book (Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-Poverty Schools”) and called it “the best account of public education in the nation’s capital I have ever read.” 664 more words


University of Kentucky Diversity Goals and Academic Program Eligibility

The 2014 University of Kentucky’s work of assessing its own diversity performance was evaluated by the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education (CPE) in March 2015 and all six objectives were determined to have been met.  1,029 more words

Student Success

From my vantage point...inside education

Yet again I am working with a school district- this time in Pennsylvania.  I worked with this district in December of last year, aligning their curriculum to their current resources and infusing new materials that align with the Common Core and the Pennsylvania State standards.   161 more words

Student Engagement

Provost Tracy provides update on UK's Strategic Plan on WUKY

Provost Tim Tracy was recently interviewed by Tom Goddell on WUKY about the UK Strategic Plan. The goal of the University of Kentucky is to be “one of the handful of exceptional public residential research institutions in our country with an unwavering commitment to our Commonwealth.” 157 more words

Student Success

Education incentive: $1,000 a year to keep some Leamington students in high school

Twenty-five per cent of children in Windsor-Essex live in poverty and 25 per cent of them won’t make it out.

That’s 4,743 kids under 18 now who will become adults trying to eke out a living. 508 more words


With name like TNT Academy, graduation bound to be explosive. Ceremony falls apart.

It’s hard to believe how awry this private Stone Mountain school’s graduation went Friday.

First, school founder Nancy Gordeuk neglected to bring out the valedictorian to speak during the program. 249 more words