graduation rates http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri’s High School Equivalency Exam Gets A Reboot http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-s-high-school-equivalency-exam-gets-reboot <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The path to a high school equivalency certificate in Missouri is about to be rewired.</span></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:07:59 +0000 Tim Lloyd 32390 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri’s High School Equivalency Exam Gets A Reboot Mo. panel wants performance funding for colleges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-panel-wants-performance-funding-colleges <p>A task force is recommending that funding for universities and community colleges in Missouri be based in part on graduation rates and other performance-based criteria.</p><p>The recommendation was presented today in Jefferson City to the state&rsquo;s<a href="http://www.dhe.mo.gov/cbhe/"> Coordinating Board for Higher Education</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem31.htm">State&nbsp;Senator&nbsp;David Pearce&nbsp;</a>(R,&nbsp;Warrensburg)&nbsp;chairs the Senate Education Committee. Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:52:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2639 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. panel wants performance funding for colleges Mo. releases 4-year H.S. graduation preliminary data http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-releases-4-year-hs-graduation-preliminary-data <p>Preliminary figures on how many Missouri high school students earn their diplomas have been released, and&nbsp;a new&nbsp;procedure&nbsp;for calculating graduation rates is being used.</p><p>The new procedure is mandated by the federal government,&nbsp; and it only takes into account students who complete high school in four years time.&nbsp; Michele Clark is with the state <a href="http://dese.mo.gov/">Department of Elementary and Secondary Education</a> (DESE). Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:40:17 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2524 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. releases 4-year H.S. graduation preliminary data