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New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) Proponents Now Offer a Disclaimer

Corporate-reform-supporting proponents of the state-run Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans are not known for delivering messages of “caution” regarding the success of the now-100-percent charter district. 1,605 more words

High-stakes Testing

DataViz Using Tableau: Another Way of Looking at Graduation Rates


Jon Boeckenstedt (photo, right), who works in Enrollment Management for DePaul University, created this data bursting visualization using Tableau.

Jon’s thought processes on this and why he created the visualization he created are noted below. 570 more words


Successful Inventors Ignore Statistics

In our information world we are inundated with statistics on every circumstance imaginable including crime rates, business success rates, graduation rates, and even inventor success rates. 468 more words


Graduation rates climbed again

DES MOINES, Iowa – Graduation rates for high school students in the state of Iowa has climbed for the fourth consecutive year.

The Iowa Department of Education released a report Wednesday, April 1, that said 90.5 percent of students in the class of 2014 graduated within four years. 35 more words


What Is the Point of a College Degree?

Read this article in the Boston Globe and ask yourself: “What’s the point of a college degree?”

The article assumes that one gets a degree to get a better job and make more money. 240 more words

Charter Schools

Education: No Iron Triangle

I came from the corporate world, which invented the project management triangle. (“Fast, Good, Cheap: Pick Two.”)

Education has no triangle.

Money, of course, doesn’t work. 753 more words


Lansing School District Graduates Trending Upward

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – 6 News asked the president of the Lansing School Districts Board of Education about Lansing’s graduation rates Friday.

Peter Spadafore says the district isn’t where he would like to see it. 134 more words