Kansas Ranks No. 37 In Education Week Rankings

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TOPEKA, Kan. (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.