New Data Shows Only 1 in 5 NYC High School Graduates Are College-Ready

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New Data Shows Only 1 in 5 NYC High School Graduates Are College-Ready
News from Patch.com:

The State Education Department released its 2010 college readiness data on Tuesday, and the findings showed a dismal 21 percent of New York City public high school students in the 2010 graduating class were prepared for college and careers — that’s one in five graduates who are ready for college, compared to almost two in five graduates (36.7 percent) statewide. 

The city’s graduation rate improved slightly – 61 percent for the Class of 2010, compared to 59 percent for the Class of 2009. However, education officials said a lot more work was needed to raise the standards of classroom instruction.

“This data underscores the urgency of our efforts to continue to raise standards, improve assessments and support the highest quality teaching in all of our classrooms,” said New York State Board of Regent Chancellor Merryl Tisch.

For high schools, graduation rates are a key measure in a school’s overall performance, and consistently low graduatio…………… continues on Patch.com

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At Bronx High School, Field Is 20 Yards Short of Being a Home
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For decades it has been an inconvenience bordering on embarrassment. Herbert H. Lehman High School, with an enrollment of more than 4,000 students in the Bronx, has never played a home football game simply because its field, at 80 yards, is too short for regulation contests.

The result, over the years, has been extra travel for student-athletes — the team plays all of its games on the fields of other schools — and an understandable difficulty in building school spirit and support.

An end to the problem seemed to be at hand several years ago when the New York City Department of Education granted the financing for renovations of athletic facilities at a number of high schools, including what would become nearly $ 5 million to ov…………… continues on New York Times

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