Missouri Graduation Rate Increases

9 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, June 09 2011 Jun 9, 2011 Thursday, June 09, 2011 7:25:00 PM CDT June 09, 2011 in News
By: Stefanie Redding

COLUMBIA -  A new report by Education Week shows that graduation rates among public high schools have increased in Missouri. However, graduation rates among minorities in Missouri are still significantly low.  According to Education Week, 47% of hispanic males and 38% of American Indian/Alaskans' graduation rates have dropped 4% from previous years. The graduation rates for black males have risen 5%.

Columbia Public Schools community relations coordinator, Michelle Baumstark, said that the district is doing all that it can to continue to create programs that help those students who are at a disadvantage. Baumstark said that Columbia has some summer programs that help bridge that achievement gap.

"We have a credit recovery program, and we also do some really neat things with our MAC scholars, which is our Minority Acheivement Committee. Students are able to spend two weeks actually on a college campus having that real college experience."

 

 

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