How data drove a big increase in high school graduation
Just a decade ago, Alabama and West Virginia were stuck behind most of their peers in public high-school graduation rates. Now, they're ranked first and third in the country. What happened? And what did data have to do with it?washingtonpost.com
Brag Book: Kaylee Barton
Kaylee is a senior at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. She founded the People’s Project to help battle youth mental illness. “The People’s Project is very near and dear to her heart," said Kaylee’s dad, Jerry Barton. "One of her best friends committed suicide several years ago and it deeply affected her, and still does. That’s why she and her friend came up with the idea for People’s Project and took it to their counselor to get it approved as a school-sanctioned group.”For more information on the People’s Project, go here or here.
Three Jackson-area schools cancel athletic events following positive COVID-19 tests
On Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) announced it was postponing football to the spring. Nicole Hester/Mlive.comThree Jackson-area high school athletic departments will be out of action for the foreseeable future following positive COVID-19 test results at their respective schools. Jackson Northwest, Michigan Center and Springport have already canceled Friday night’s varsity football games, as well as all other high school-level athletic events and practices. Springport and Michigan Center have officially entered a two-week quarantine period, while Jackson Northwest has not made an official ruling as of Thursday afternoon. Northwest has not officially moved to virtual learning beyond Friday, Sept. 25, but has canceled all athletic events for Sept. 24 and 25.mlive.com