US News Vs. Newsweek -- Vs. NCLB
At first glance, I didn't realize that the Best High Schools list that's out today came from US News, not Newsweek. Newsweek has long reigned supreme in the high school ranking business, much to the frustration of US News. (US News considers itself the king of school rankings, based in large part on its ginormously popular rankings of colleges and universities.)
So now US News has its own list, and we're left figuring out what to make of this. Are there lots of overlaps between the lists? No idea -- let me know if anyone's figured that out Which list is better? I'm not sure. The Newsweek list is more pure, focusing on the rigorous and more uniform Advanced Placement courses and tests. The US News list includes other factors. What I'd really love to see is a comparison between the two magazines and AYP.