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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Who will teach the teacher?

An article from the Christian Science Monitor details their plan for teacher evaluation and correcting our ailing public school system. What do you think?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Graduation Rates Revealed

New national standards for High School Graduation Rates will likely cause big drops in reporting across the nation. Most districts publish fraudulent Graduation and Dropout rates that do not truly reflect the extent of the problem.

Under current federal laws, states are allowed to lump in students who complete special education programs, night school, the GED, and virtual high school programs along with those who earn a traditional high school diploma. After removing students who complete these so-called "alternative diploma" programs from that pool, Chris West, of Johns Hopkins University's Everyone Graduates Center, estimates that the official national graduation rates will likely dip between 5 percent and 10 percent next year.

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