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Posted: February 4th, 2013

ExamThe Wall Street Journal and countless media outlets reported Education Week’s best and worst school systems by state in the United States last month, and the report on Yahoo.com is below:

Top 10

  1. Maryland ranked at the top for the fifth straight year
  2. Massachusetts
  3. New York
  4. Virginia
  5. Arkansas
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. New Jersey
  9. West Virginia
  10. Kentucky

Bottom 10:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Nevada
  3. Idaho
  4. Alaska
  5. Mississppi
  6. Nebraska
  7. Montana
  8. Arizona
  9. Oregon
  10. Missouri

But it’s not the only study. Michelle Rhee, has her own report, according to Huffington Post. She is the former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor and chair of StudentsFirst. Click on that link for a map of the U.S. with grades per state. Pennsylvania gets a D.

Frankly, I am way more interested in education reports than in daily national media coverage of Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o’s creation of a virtual girlfriend debacle and whether or not Beyonce lip synced the national anthem. It’s time we all made education a priority.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.  

 

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Posted: November 7th, 2012

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., waves to supporters after declaring victory over challenger Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., in the Missouri Senate race Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

We’ve come a long way.

Thanks to Lisa Gensheimer, president of Main Street Media, and Kim Young, journalism instructor at Penn State University, Behrend College and public affairs program host at  WQLN-FM radio, for calling my attention to all the women who won public office Nov. 6. Women candidates rolled in Senate races.

In Missouri, Democrat  Claire McCaskill, in an AP photo, defeated Republican Todd Akin, notorious for using the term “legitimate” rape.

In Massachusetts, Democrat and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, in an AP picture with her husband, defeated Scott Brown.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, center, waves to the crowd with her husband Bruce Mann, left, during an election night rally at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston after Warren defeated incumbent GOP Sen. Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

 

In Wisconsin, Democrat Tammy Baldwin won against Tommy Thompson. She will be the first openly gay member of the Senate.

In Nebraska, Republican Deb Fischer beat former governor Bob Kerrey.

In North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp holds a narrow lead over Republican Rick Berg in a race that will probably have a recount.

In Indiana, Republican Richard Mourdock, notorious for his comments on rape, lost the Senate race.

There are many more women who won races, but these caught our attention. Congratulations to all the women who had the courage to run for public office.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle,  Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

 

 

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