Tag: Graduation rate

The graduation rate conundrum, part 1: To cheer or not to cheer for Polk’s good news? Yes.

Last week, the Polk County School District received some of the best education scoreboard news we’ve had around here in a long time. Our high school graduation rate increased in 2016-17 at more than double the rate of the state — 3.6 percentage points to 1.6. This is first time I can remember a significant Polk measurement surpassing a state…

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