Better Ed Blogs
The other month, the Star Tribune ran a story on credit card abuse and accountability problems within the Minneapolis Public Schools district. After looking at the data collected by the Star Tribune, we determined that these were the five worst purchases...
Do rising graduation rates belie the real state of our district schools?
Countries that we often ignore are outperforming us, as well.
Take a look at several of the lowest-performing charter and public schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The phrase “classical education” can be frightening for many, for it seems to denote a level of academic rigor unattainable for anyone but the most brilliant student. Yet such an assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth, as was recently brought to my attention through the life of Helen Keller.
It’s wonderful that national graduation rates are on the rise, but in our excitement over the increase, let’s not forget the students who are stuck in struggling, low-graduating districts.