Indiana’s high school graduation rate went up from 2011 to 2012, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Education. State officials are reporting two different graduation rates due to differences between state and federal reporting requirements. The federal rate is lower because fewer students are exempted from the cohort. Statewide, Indiana’s 2012 graduation rate was 88.38 percent, up from 86.61 percent in 2011. The federal rate for 2012 was 87 percent. A complete breakdown of graduation rate data can be found at http://compass.doe.in.gov.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.