graduation rates http://wamc.org en Public Education/DSS Partnership http://wamc.org/post/public-educationdss-partnership <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.berkshirefarm.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Berkshire Farm Center &amp; Services for Youth </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is one of New York State’s leading nonprofit child welfare agencies and has a distinguished history of working with children and families for 125 years.</span></p><p>On Thursday, May 23, representatives from the New York State Assembly and the <a href="http://www.nysed.gov/">New York State Department of Education</a> joined dozens of school superintendents and agency officials at <a href="https://www.questar.org/">Questar III BOCES</a> to announce a new partnership to support students, families and young adults in the Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties.</p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 68773 at http://wamc.org Public Education/DSS Partnership High School Graduation Rates Improve in Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/high-school-graduation-rates-improve-massachusetts <div><p></p><p><span id="_oneup">According to new data, 4-year high school graduation rates in Massachusetts are on the increase, while the dropout rate is on the decline. </span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup">State officials recently announced that the 4-year graduation rate has improved in the Bay State for the sixth year in a row. JC Considine, a spokesman for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said that the statewide dropout rate also decreased to 2.5% in the last school year. </span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56545 at http://wamc.org