Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Education Week Report Release

News from Education Week:

It’s here! The Diplomas Count 2008: School to College has arrived. This third annual report, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is now available online at During our Open House, you can access the whole report for FREE!

The report explores the rapid growth of state-level P-16 councils and how they seek to create a more seamless schooling continuum that prepares students from preschool through college and beyond for life, work, and further education. While you’re at it, be sure to check out our other benchmark reports, Quality Counts and Technology Counts.

Some things you shouldn’t miss in this year’s Diplomas Count:

Interactive media that will allow you to review:

Feature stories and analyses such as:

Our data tables and charts for historical graduation rates, ranked graduation rates for the 50 largest school districts, and the projection of graduates and non-graduates for 2008. You can download these right now and refer to them at your convenience.

Remember, our doors will be wide open through June 10. That means you’ll have access to everything our premium subscribers see daily for only a week!

If you like what you see during the open house, get even more by adding a 4-week trial subscription to Education Week. This trial offer of 4 weeks of print and online access is available for only a short time at:
To order extra copies of Diplomas Counts 2008, simply go online or call 800-788-5692.
Tell your colleagues about the complete, FREE access to Diplomas Count and our Open House!

See you there,

Virginia B. Edwards
Editor and Publisher


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