While Governor Dan Malloy touted a record-high state graduation rate the other day, the state’s largest city still lags way behind. CT Post reporter Linda Conner Lambeck has more:
While Connecticut’s overall high school graduation rate inched up to 87.2 percent for the Class of 2015, Bridgeport’s performance declined, placing the city last among state school districts…
Bridgeport’s 63.6 percent graduation rate for the Class of 2015–a sharp drop from the 71.5 for the Class of 2014–appears to give it the lowest four-year graduation rate among school districts in the state.
Interim Schools Superintendent Fran Rabinowitz said she was not surprised by the drop and attributes it largely to stopping students in Twilight, an after-school alternative program, from “gaming the system.”
Full story here.