Where did he get that idea?

Education Week’s Politics K-12 Blog picked up on President Obama’s claim in his State of the Union message that raising the minimum high school dropout age to 18 increases high school graduation. I don’t know where the president got that notion, but my very straightforward analysis of graduation rates in states that have had age…

Group contends Kentucky’s NCLB waiver proposal would undermine high school grad rates

Education Week’s “Curriculum Matters Blog” ran an article as I was leaving for a conference last week about “NCLB Waivers Could Undermine Graduation Rates, Group Contends.” The Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, DC claims that if the graduation rate requirement in NCLB is set aside, that Kentucky’s own graduation rate accountability plan would only…