Hope you all had a productive week! Here’s what’s been happening in our world:
State Ed released the most recent round of graduation rates on Monday. Some reactions:
- SED: Graduates still too few, and aren’t competitive
- Buffalo’s graduation rate rises to 54%
- HS graduation rates dip on Long Island
- New York state graduation rate up slightly
- They graduate from high school, but are they ready for college?
Cyberbullying was in the news:
- 70% of New York State students say they have been cyberbullied or know someone who has.
- Students want cyberbullying to be a crime
Schools risk soaring special-education costs under state’s tougher diploma rules
Did you know that five of the US’s 10 richest school districts are in New York? Here’s an interesting article from 24/7 Wall Street Wire that analyzes census data and compares and contrasts the country’s 10 richest and 10 poorest school districts.
Apparently many kids aren’t loving the new healthier offerings coming out of their school cafeterias: Kids only lukewarm to healthier menus in schools
Here’s an interesting story about a bonafide NY school district with only one student!
In higher education news: SUNY board of trustees has approved a tobacco-free policy that would ban tobacco use on all 64 state campuses by Jan. 1, 2014.