graduation rate

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Kansas City, Kansas, School District Board of Education Meeting — Tuesday, Jan. 22

The Kansas City, Kansas, School District’s Board of Education met Tuesday evening, Jan. 22. From a policy standpoint, the highlights of their agenda were: A report on the district’s graduation rate A report on the district’s passing rate A report on Prep-KC, a partnership focused on improving college and career prospects for students in urban … Continue reading

Reflections on Relationship Between Graduation Rates & Race

Some of the minority kiddos fit into more than one category as well. That was one reader’s comment last week on an article about the relationship between graduation rates and race. Along with the article, I included a graph showing how few African American and Hispanic students graduate compared with white students. Researchers who compile such … Continue reading

2012 Annual Performance Reports for Missouri Public School Districts Released Today

It’s report card day for public school districts in Missouri. Parents and community members wanting to know about the achievement of students in their districts on the annual state assessment tests and other factors such as attendance and graduation rates now have access to that information online. “This is much earlier than we’ve ever released … Continue reading

New Report: Graduation Rates In Kansas & Missouri Exceed National Average

Graduation rates in both Kansas and Missouri exceed the national average, according to a report released late last week by Education Week. Besides providing information about national trends for all enrolled in public schools, the report includes a special focus on Hispanic students. Young people from this minority group will make up a fourth of … Continue reading

New National Graduation Rate Report: Missouri Improves, Kansas Not So Much

Missouri is one of 12 states leading the nation in increasing high school graduation rates, while the number of graduates in Kansas has not increased significantly, according to a new report released this week during the Building a Grad Nation Summit in Washington, D.C. “There are 12 states whose efforts accounted for the majority of … Continue reading

Kansas City, Kansas Board of Education to Meet This Evening

The Kansas City, Kansas Public School District’s Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m. In addition to routine items on the agenda such as paying the bills and accepting bids, board members will consider approval of school bond refinancing. They also will hear a high school graduation report. Superintendent Cynthia Lane is requesting that the … Continue reading

Raytown Board of Education to Meet This Evening

Raytown School District’s Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. According to the school board’s published agenda, they have a full schedule. A highlight of the consent agenda is consideration of a proposal to install new gymnasium lighting in Raytown High School as well as in Raytown and Raytown South middle schools. The … Continue reading

Some (But Not All) Graduation Rates Better Than Expected on MO Side of State Line

When the U.S. Department of Education directed public schools to change the method of calculating the number graduates last year, the prediction was that graduation rates would plummet. However, preliminary reports show more than half of districts on the Missouri side of the state line have defied that expectation. “The Department anticipates that the more … Continue reading


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