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WaPo Cites D.C. Graduation Rate at 76%, But There is a Problem.

In an article at The Washington Post, the District of Columbia graduation rate was reported at 79%. However, there is a big ‘but’ that comes along with that number as 1% met math standards and 4% met reading standards. Continue reading

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NC Grade 3-8 EOG Results Show only 46.7% are College Ready

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) has released student achievement data for the 2015-16 school year. Data includes school level, district level and student achievement information.

As previously reported, the graduation rate in the state as state by NC DPI is 85.8%. However the grade level proficiency and career and college readiness of students in key subject areas of English and Math remain nearly unchanged and low.

The End of Grade (EOG) exams are given to students in grades 3-8. They consist of two exams, math and english. Science exams are added in grades 5 and 8.

2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
2015-16 ALL EOG 3-8
A look at the overall results of all EOG’s shows a state grade level proficiency rate of 56.3%.

The previous year’s state grade level proficiency rate was 55.7%. This represents an increase of just .6%. Continue reading

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Common Core Cheerleading Group Gets Mult-Million Dollar Gates Foundation Grant

An education non-profit known for recruiting teachers to promote Common Core in the political arena has received a large grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In June of 2016, Hope Street Group received a grant for $2,650,003 for the purpose of ‘training teachers on policy’ and working on ‘perception improvements’. Continue reading

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