Roanoke city schools have seen a jump in on-time graduation rates, but there’s still far to go.
The remarkable gains Roanoke’s school division has made in its on-time graduation rate show the value and the limitations of accountability standards.
Standards and measures help to identify problems and set goals. They sometimes attract new resources; they often are catalysts for needed change. All are essential elements for improving poor performance in schools, or any institution, really.