Just got off the media conference call for the state's rollout of the new report cards. My story on Akron's graduation rate went live at 10 a.m. Our charts for comparison are up on Ohio.com, too.
State superintendent Stan Heffner praised Akron for actually improving its graduation rate under a stricter standard that appears on the report cards today, but won't count until next year.
Much thanks to Beacon Journal computer assisted reporting manager David Knox, who was up to his asterisk key in alligators this week crunching numbers for several stories, but put together a great comparison chart. You can see his previous work at the bottom of the right hand column of this blog for report cards from previous years.