Thu January 10, 2013
KS Public Schools Receive "C" Grade
According to Education Week's annual rankings, Kansas' public schools are 37th in the country.
The publication released its 2013 "Quality Counts" rankings today, and Kansas' overall grade was a C. The state received a B minus for its standards, assessments and a category called "chance for success." Kansas earned an A for early childhood education, but an F for "college readiness." The rest of the categories were mixed, with Kansas getting a D+ for K-12 achievement, a B+ for workforce readiness, and an A minus for school accountability.
The annual index looks at indicators such as high school graduation, family income and preschool and kindergarten enrollment to make its asessment. Maryland received the highest score in the survey. Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, and Oklahoma received either mid- or high C ratings.