Kansas ranks No. 37 in Education Week rankings
(AP) Kansas' public schools are 37th in the country in Education Week's annual rankings.
The publication released its 2013 "Quality Counts'' rankings Thursday. Kansas' overall grade was a C. Kansas received a B-minus for its standards, assessments and accountability.
It also got a B-minus for a category called chance for success. The index looks at 13 indicators, such as high school graduation, family income and preschool and kindergarten enrollment.
But Kansas got a D-plus for kindergarten through 12th grade achievement. It also got a D-plus for the teaching profession category. Maryland received the highest score in the survey, followed by Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.