Diplomas and Dropouts

– Data in new report shows Kentucky ranks low for college graduation rates A new report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is bound to raise eyebrows in Kentucky, especially once people see the ranking of college graduation rates I assembled below from the data in that report. Of course, this ranking shouldn’t be a…

Oregon Joining States with Honest Graduation Rate Reports

– Meanwhile, Kentucky’s reporting founders Oregon just announced improved high school graduation rate reporting next year. Once that starts, an Oregon Department of Education spokesperson admitted the state’s high school dropout rate will probably rise dramatically, but Oregon is clearly intent on joining other states like California that are getting honest about this important information.…

Infinite Campus Heartburn Continues

– State’s student tracking software has major problem Infinite Campus is the new student tracking software program that the Kentucky Department of Education just brought on line. – Well, sort of. It turns out the software is fouling up the calculation of absolutely critical average daily attendance figures for every school district in Kentucky. Those…

More on Graduation Rates

Say what you will about it, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) definitely renewed interest in high school graduation rates. That new interest comes none too soon, because far too many kids in Kentucky and around the rest of the country are not graduating from high school. In today’s economy this spells trouble not…