2006_06_graderate.jpgMayor Bloomberg may have used his education policies as part of his reelection platform, but Education Week reports that the city's on-time graduation rate is actually much lower than stated by the city and state. EdWeek says the city's graduation rate is 38.9%, whereas the state says it's 43.5% and the city claims 53.2%. The city's Depatment of Education says EdWeek didn't factor in how public high school students have "complex and discontinuous grade histories, with breaks in education and jumps forward or backward in grade chronology." Based on their numbers, EdWeek ranks NYC 48th out of 50 U.S. cities.

Here's the EdWeek Report - you can download reports by state.