Education quick to the top of the list of concerns in 2009

As school resumes for 2009, a number of education related issues are quickly grabbing the attention of local residents as they examine the state of education in Prince Rupert.

The first item that has popped up on the radar is the rather disconcerting completion rate for high school students, as a provincial study released in December shows that Prince Rupert’s rate of completion is among the worst in the province.

At just 63.2 per cent, Prince Rupert is well below the provincial average and when the numbers are broken down to highlight the status of aboriginal students in the district the completion record drops even further and rather dramatically to 39.3 per cent…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article … 8509930596 )-