As discussed in detail in my May 30 blog post, "Adjusting the Best High Schools Rankings for Government Data Errors," the federal government found that data from the 2009-2010 school year for a small number of schools that appeared in the U.S. News 2012 Best High Schools rankings was incorrect, says Robert J. Morse for U.S. News. The information came from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which collects data from states for all public elementary and secondary schools annually and publishes that data on the Common Core of Data (CCD)...

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