by Max Brantley
I'm not terribly surprised at this news, but glad that El Dorado seems to be realizing the intended benefits from the Murphy Oil-underwritten Promise college scholarshps for El Dorado high school graduates. The five-year trend shows enrollment increasing in El Dorado schools and decreasing in districts nearby, Roby Brock reports.
Was it worth it for reasons more than money? The study says yes. That El Dorado students seem to be doing better in math and literacy than similarly situated students in neighboring districts.