Just in case you missed it, the Salt Lake Tribune reported last week that Utah now ranks tenth in the nation in graduation rates. That data reports on the class of 2009 and shows an jump from 30th in the previous year’s report.
The discrepancy comes in part because of a standardization in calculation of the rate, but it shows Utah is heading in the right direction.
From the Trib:
Mark Bouchard, who is part of Prosperity 2020, a Utah business-led movement to invest in education, said the uptick in graduation rates shows good progress, but that there is still work to be done.
“We saw that and I guess our initial thought would be to congratulate our team in K-12 for continuing to work and to get better results,” said Bouchard. “Certainly I think our long-term goal is continued improvement … We just have to keep working hard and keep working together to continue to move education along.”