We're doing things by the numbers this week in our weekly roundup of all things education.
167 of 1,113 public schools in Puerto Rico are open
The island's secretary of education, Julia Keleher, told NPR Ed that she hopes the majority of public schools will be open by Oct. 23 after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. We visited two that are accepting students now, offering meals and comfort along with education.
48 percent graduation rate at some for-profit and virtual schools
Two new investigations dig into K-12 charter schools that are online, for-profit, or both. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has touted these models as innovative, and her family invested in one of the largest providers, K12 Inc.
USA Today and ProPublica focused on those that advertise as "dropout recovery" or "alternative" schools. Their articles found that, "Auditors have accused for-profit dropout recovery schools in Ohio, Illinois and Florida of improperly collecting public money for vanished students."
Meanwhile, Politico looked at online charter schools in Pennsylvania: "The virtual charter schools' combined graduation rate is a dismal 48 percent. Not one virtual charter school meets the state's 'passing' benchmark."