Education, From The Capitol To The Classroom

The Daily Report Card: National Grad Rates, Principal Certification, Charter Apps

Report: US makes modest gains in graduation rate – AP “Aggressive efforts to prevent students… from dropping out contributed to a modest 3.5 percentage point increase nationally in the high school graduation rate from 2001 to 2009, according to research to be presented Monday at the Grad Nation summit in Washington.” (

Indiana to revamp its school principal certification exam – Indy Star “Starting in the fall of 2013, Indiana will abandon its mostly multiple-choice test to receive the administrator license required to become a principal or vice principal.” (Indianapolis Star)

The Not-Much-Opportunity Society – Economix “What is even more misleading about Mr. Romney’s vision is its emphasis on grown-ups. Children, after all, can’t simply choose to pursue an education. They are dependent on their parents, their communities and their fellow citizens for the opportunities to do so.” (

Indiana Education Insight: State, Mayor to decide on charter applications – Hoosier Ed “Half of the 24 organizations that submitted letters of intent this month to the Indiana Charter School Board propose opening one or more charter schools in the state capital.” (


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