Data: More Md. students graduating from high school

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Data: More Md. students graduating from high school
News from WBAL Baltimore:

More Maryland students are graduating from high school than ever before, according to new data released Tuesday by the state.

See the data: Graduation Rates | Dropout Rates

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The Maryland State Department of Education released a statement saying that the data show across-the-board improvement as the dropout rate has declined.

The increase came by way of the class of 2014, a group that helped Maryland record its fourth-straight year of progress. The four-year cohort graduation rate reached 86.39 percent in 2014 — more than 4 percentage points better than the 81.97 percent rate registered in 2010. The graduation rate jumped more than 1 pe…………… continues on WBAL Baltimore

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Waterloo school board hires architect for high school design
News from Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier:

WATERLOO | Efforts to improve education in Waterloo’s public high schools have focused on what’s being taught and learned in the classroom.

But Waterloo Community Schools’ officials are now turning their attention to the classrooms where that teaching and learning take place.

The Board of Education on Monday awarded Struxture Architects a contract for preliminary architectural services related to new or remodeled high school facilities. Fees are not to exceed $ 25,000.

It’s the latest step in the district’s process of shaping a so-called 21st century high school education that adequately prepares all students for college or the work force. Officials are calling for more relevant and engaging curriculum that adds a vastly expanded career and technical education program to the district’s comprehensive high schools.

Struxture, of Waterloo, was one of three firms interviewed by board members and administrators in November about providing the services.

“We just really looked at what every firm had to offer,” Superintendent Jane Lindaman told the board. She said architects will be “working through just a variety of things,” such as how rooms at the aging East, West and Expo high schools need to be updated. They also will look at other improvements needed for potential new programs.

“I think it’s good for the public t…………… continues on Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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