Tag: graduation rates

Charter schools: more diversity, more poverty, similar results

Every year the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) releases its School and Staffing Survey, a treasure mine of interesting education tidbits for education data geeks. According to the latest (collected from 14,000 schools during the 2011-12 school year), 64 percent of private school 12th graders will go on to[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Grad rates, charter school conversions, school nurses & more

FCAT: Florida releases scores today for reading, math and science. Miami Herald. Graduation rates: Florida sees strong growth in grad rates, report finds. Gradebook. Florida’s high school graduation rates for Hispanics tops nation. Orlando Sentinel and Miami Herald. Charter school conversion: Rowlett parents weigh the benefits of converting their district school into[Read More…]

Education Week: Florida No. 2 in improving high school graduation rates

Florida’s high school graduation rate rocketed 23 percentage points to 72.9 percent between 2000 and 2010, putting the Sunshine State at No. 2 among states for progress over that span but still behind the national average, according to a new national report. Only Tennessee did better, with a 31.5 percentage[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Common Core, high-tech classrooms, black males & more

Common Core. A new Florida group calls the Common Core standards “monstrous.” Daytona Beach News Journal. Black males. An endangered species in Florida, given the Schott Foundation’s calculation of grad rates. Politics365. Vals and sals. Hernando school board members tell Superintendent Brian Blavatt to reinstate the designations. Tampa Bay Times. Graduation.[Read More…]