Chester "continues to be positive news overall"
progress has been "very substantial" and in the districts with the longest way to go
Rob Curtin: three sets of data
four year graduation rate has increased to 87.5% from 87.3%
2015 rate (within five years) 89.5% from 88.5%
and there are charts here that I will attempt to drop in later
tenth consecutive year the four year rate has increased
all racial and ethic groups have increased rate, and gaps are narrowing
Curtin: don't collect now, but entering agreement to do some data matching both for college and for students who leave
Peyser wonders about difference among states and historically
Curtin: state methodology varies "very difficult to compare across states"
McKenna: English only law
would like to hear about impediment this puts in place
bill every year in the Legislature
wonder how much this contributes to it