In an op-ed that appeared in the Indy Star on October 31st., IPS School Superintendent, Dr. Lewis Ferebee responds to a local political group’s criticism of IPS, stating, among other things:
“IPS’ graduation rate for the 2012-13 school year was 68.3 percent with a waiver rate of 12.9 percent. For the most recent year we have state data, IPS’ graduation rate was 72.1 percent with a waiver rate of 9.45 percent. The awarding of general diplomas has decreased and the awarding of Core 40 diplomas has increased. The Core 40 diploma is more aligned with minimum college admission requirements.”
Follow the link to read the full op-ed.