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Education D.C. Public Schools graduation rate on track to decline this year
3/1/2018 ^ | perry stein

Posted on 03/01/2018 3:43:01 PM PST by bitt

Fewer high school seniors in the District are expected to receive a diploma in June than the year before, a sharp reversal for a school system that had celebrated a 20-point increase in its graduate rate since 2011.

Data released Thursday by D.C. Public Schools show that 42 percent of seniors attending traditional public schools are on track to graduate, while 19 percent are considered “moderately off-track,” meaning they could still earn enough credits to earn a diploma.

The likely drop in the graduation rate is the latest fallout from an investigation that cast doubt on the validity of diplomas awarded last year. The graduation rate in 2017 was 73 percent, but the probe revealed that one in three graduates received their diplomas in violation of city policy. Those students had walked across the graduation stage despite missing too many classes or improperly taking makeup classes.

Even if all of the students regarded as “moderately off-track” receive diplomas, the graduation rate this year would stand at about 61 percent — 12 percentage points below last year.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bluezones; dc; education; graduation; publicschools; schools; urban
Sometimes I get in thru the paywall - if you can't and want the rest of the WaPo story, freepmail me.

More info (not biased bullshIte) here

Luke Rosiak says: "Bigger scandal is up to 1/2 of DCPS students actually live in MD+Bowser's admin kept residency fraud audit findings secret.

MD fraudsters do better in school than DC kids, tho, which partly explains blind eye.

With 42% graduating, it's likely that only 10% of DC residents are."

1 posted on 03/01/2018 3:43:02 PM PST by bitt
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p to fraudulent stats

2 posted on 03/01/2018 3:43:50 PM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: bitt

Nothin’ from Nothin’ Leaves Nothin’ ?

3 posted on 03/01/2018 3:49:08 PM PST by tomkat
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To: bitt

42% on track to graduate?? Less than half are expected to graduate?? Is this correct.?

Is this good news for this school district???

4 posted on 03/01/2018 3:53:34 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bitt

“MD fraudsters do better in school than DC kids, tho, which partly explains blind eye.”

Prince George’s County, in MD on the east side of DC, has the same kind of grade scandal brewing, but has been much quieter about it.

5 posted on 03/01/2018 3:55:05 PM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: bitt

That’s about 42% of the story too.

Not only will only 42% graduate, they are only asked to know about 42% as much as their 1917 counterparts, same age group.

On top of that, those 1917 kids were taught the positives about our nation.

These kids are taught to loath our nation.

6 posted on 03/01/2018 3:56:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: tomkat

A diploma is worthless if you haven’t learned anything. Believe me, anyone attending a DC public school isn’t learning squat. Spread the word-—Take your kids out of public school.

7 posted on 03/01/2018 4:00:01 PM PST by huckfillary
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To: bitt

Have all the teachers and administrators gotten their merit bonuses yet?

8 posted on 03/01/2018 4:55:04 PM PST by blam
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If they graduate and go on to college, there are some prestigious universities in the District of Columbia, but they are a bit pricey (like The George Washington University or Georgetown University). But there is always the public university alternative: the University of the District of Columbia. Their six-year graduation rate is 14%.

That's not the worst six-year graduation rate in the country (Southern University at New Orleans has a six-year graduation rate of 5%) but it doesn't sound very impressive. But I'm sure having a diploma from UDC will open a lot of doors.

9 posted on 03/01/2018 5:02:31 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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Everyone knows the public schools in DC are horrible, probably among the worst in the nation (Baltimore? Newark? Philly? NYC?). That's why Congress-people and high-up bureaucrats and all the lobbyists and lawyers send their kids to Georgetown Prep or St Albans or Friends.... while also denying the common-folk of DC the freedom to choose their child's schools, or vouchers to send them to private schools like their kids. Because the NEA and the AFT say NO.
10 posted on 03/01/2018 5:09:21 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: bitt

Probably because ICE deported all of their “valedictorians”.

11 posted on 03/01/2018 6:15:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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I’ve seen what masquerades for a math test in one of the DC magnet high schools. Not the average HS, a MAGNET school for the brightest kids. It was almost all multiple choice and the level of the questions was something I’d expect most 6th graders to be able to answer. On top of that, the percentage of correct answers needed to pass was very low. (I can’t remember exactly, but I’m thinking 50%.)

The teachers/libs are so desperate to “prove” that these kids are smart that they are just fine with faking the data in order to “prove” it.

This is not a condemnation of the kids. Some of them are actually great kids, kids you’d love to know, to have for neighbors. But not very many Mensa candidates.

12 posted on 03/02/2018 10:04:30 AM PST by generally ( Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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