In the News: A Clipping Service – June 22, 2011

In this edition of In the News:

  • Louisiana Education News
  • RSD News
  • Examining the Education Reformers
  • Charter News
  • Latest Education Research
  • Proposed Governance Model in the News

Louisiana Education News

46% of Schools Get ‘D,’ ‘F’ in New System
The Advocate – June 15, 2011
Nearly half of Louisiana’s public schools would get a “D” or “F” if a controversial school grading system that begins later this year were in effect today. Continue reading

Senior Graduation Rate Rises Again

Since 2005, the percent of seniors graduating has risen from 79% to 94% –
15 point increase!

In the spring of 2005, the last year all of the schools were under the Orleans Parish School Board, only 79% of New Orleans seniors graduated. We tied Madison Parish for the worst record in the state.

This year 94% of seniors graduated – a 4 percentage point increase from 2010 and 15 points from 2005.

What does this mean in real terms? This improvement since 2005 means that an additional 333 of our 2,218 seniors were able to walk across the stage, receive their diploma and celebrate their success. Continue reading