9:06 am April 24, 2009, by Laura Diamond
The newspaper wrote stories this week about three different reports that ranked education programs.
Atlanta Public Schools came in at No. 45 among the nation’s 50 largest cities for its graduation rate. According to the student from the America’s Promise Alliance only 44 percent of Atlanta’s students graduated on time in 2005, compared to the national average of 71 percent.
A study from the National Institute for Early Education Research ranked Georgia’s universal pre-K program as No. 3 in the nation, behind Florida and Oklahoma.
On Thursday U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of graduate school programs and Emory, Georgia State, Tech and UGA were well represented.
The lists won’t end there.
Over the summer we’ll have ones showing who has the highest SAT scores, the best CRCT results and the highest percentage of schools meeting federal testing goals.
A lot of time goes into making these lists, but that doesn’t make them useful.
How do you use these rankings? What topics would you like to see ranked?
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