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Afternoon Announcements: America Holds Most College Degrees, but the Lead is Narrowing

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May 23, 2013 08:22 pm


New analysis on charter schools in Boston reveal that students tend to perform better on aptitude tests like the SAT, but the schools have higher than average high school dropout rates. Boston Globe

The Christina School District in Delaware has decided not to participate in the state’s Race to the Top plan. This follows in the wake of several other school districts in Ohio who considered dropping out of the state’s grant because the costs weren’t worth the federal grant money. Politics K-12

Georgia’s graduation rate increased from 67.4 percent for the class of 2011 to 69.7 percent for the class of 2012. The rate is calculated under the new federally mandated formula. Online Athens

Americans overall have more bachelor’s degrees than international rivals, but the gap is narrowing, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education. The Hechinger Report


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