- Toledo City Schools continues to
. He dismisses the pandemic as a potential downward force on graduation rates in 2019-20 and dismisses grading and testing waivers given away like candy that year as a potential upward force on them too. Rising grade rates, he says, are nothing less than the result of the district’s own efforts going back seven years. “Eighty-two percent of our kids come in two to three years behind already, before they even start the day off,” he explains. “We’re getting them in and 82 percent of them are performing at a deficit, and we’re graduating them at 82 percent, which ultimately is awesome because it’s a return on the investment with what our staff is doing with them in the classroom.” Well, there you go. What’s all the worry about, y’all? (Toledo Blade, 10/17/21)
- The so-called . The superintendent of the Warren County ESC says that the new protocols allowed more than 260 students to stay in the classroom instead of quarantining at home. That adds up to more than 2,500 instructional days which were “saved” because quarantined students are usually at home doing nothing. Kudos. (WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, 10/17/21)
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