Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Janey gets some love

DCPS Superintendent Janey and his school district have just received some good news in the form of a recently released report by the Council of Great City Schools titled "Financing Excellence in the D.C. Public Schools." The report, commissioned by DCPS, shows marked improvement by the school district under Janey's tenure.
Michael Casserly, executive director of the council, said the school system "is better than before, but not as good as it needs to be."

Casserly said the system has made great strides in academics by establishing a strategic plan and adopting some of the "nation's toughest academic standards." Yet DCPS spends much more per pupil than any other urban school district and has a significantly higher staff-to-student ratio - nearly 1 teacher for every 6.8 students - while scores continue to be among the lowest in the nation.
UPDATE: The Post weighs in with a "Water is wet" type of headline.

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