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Graduation Rate Rises To 70.5% (New Haven Public Schools)

Another VERY Interesting and Informative Article about NHPS
Graduation Rate Rises To 70.5%
by Melissa Bailey | Jan 22, 2013 3:21 pm

 

You may read the entire article linked below.  After reading the article, if you do not have time to read all the comments, we are posting one here for you. Draw your own conclusions.

"posted by: True that on January 22, 2013  8:36pm

Here is what in find interesting.  First, when New Haven officials think they have improved data, they say,“it’s the school reforms.”. When the data isn’t good, they say, “we need more time with the reforms.”. Which is it?  Second, you cannot compare drop out rates from earlier than 2011 because the formula was different tha. It is now.  Third, the rates for BLack and hispanic students and those that receive special education services or free and reduced lunch are abysmal.  Fourth, it is no surprise that students from magnet schools graduate at higher rates.  At Sound School, for example, a very high percentage of their students are neither poor, receiving Special education services or are minority.  That means, they have a school full of students traveling miles to be there, whose families are of means, and who have had more successful school experiences prior to coming to high school.  The same is true for Career and Co-op, though to lesser degrees.  Let’s get the real numbers before there is a celebration, and let’s be honest about what is really going on in New Haven.  Those who should graduate do, and those on the borderline do not.  That is not a reason to celebrate."

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