Kansas school district learns about high math scores from Yahoo News

Liz Goodwin

Last month, we wrote about how students in a tiny rural school district in Kansas are doing better on standardized tests than students at larger and pricier school districts not only in the United States but around the world.

Now, the local newspaper, the Salina Journal, writes that Waconda's superintendent didn't know that his schools were ranked second in the nation in math scores by the Global Report Card until I called him for an interview. "I was wondering if it was a prank," Jeff Travis told the paper.

The local TV station also did a segment on our report, below. We're glad we could be the bearer of good news!