The Big Gap. Ninety-three percent of middle school students report that their goal is
to attend college. However, only 44% enroll in college, and only 26%
graduate with a college diploma within six years of enrolling. (National High School Center)
As if this election cycle weren’t enough evidence. Great story on why civics education matters. (American School Board Journal, h/t Alan Richard)
Nearly 140 Chicago schools sit half-empty. Nonetheless, the school system said today that no schools are currently slated for closing. The school system also released guidelines that will guide future closings and consolidations. (Huffington Post)
Education on the ballot. When they go to the polls on Tuesday, voters will be asked to vote on education issues ranging from tax increases to charter schools. The National Conference of State Legislatures has assembled a useful tool to follow what’s on the ballot. Bookmark it for Tuesday night.