State says graduation rate highest in history
Maryland's graduation rate rose to - 87 percent - the highest in recent history, according to state officals. The bad news, however, is that the drop out rate has risen as well, apparently because of a poor economy.
We haven't heard from many school systems around the region, but Baltimore City CEO Andres Alonso called the system's graduation data "awesome." In the past four years, the city school graduation rate has risen 20 percent to 70 percent, a figure that is unusual he said among large urban school districts.
The other big news is that nearly half of schools in the state haven't met AYP.
We will update the blog through the day with more information as we sort through the recently released charts.