Census data analyzed by the Pew Hispanic Center show 41% of Hispanic immigrants have completed high school in 2000, more than doubling the rate since 1970. The rate compares with native-born Americans, 53% of whom graduated from high school.
Durham's Carter Community School and Charlotte's Sugar Creek Charter School are facing closing by the state Board of Education for low test scores. But some board members have said the two schools should be given time to develop their programs.
Detroit Public Schools expenditures on classroom instruction rose 64% in fiscal year 2002. The district financial officer applauds the financial team for turning around the district's financial health.
President Bush yesterday signed the Dot-Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act that creates a G-rated area for children on the Internet. "Everyone who's a parent appreciates the difficulty of supervising their children on the Internet. We're just going to try to provide a domain that's safe for children," said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., one of the bill's co-sponsors.
The state Board of Education yesterday approved a measure to let school districts grant a "certificate of attainment" to students who have good grades but repeatedly fail the MCAS exam. Critics say the new provision could undermine the test, which is a graduation requirement for the class of 2003.