Texas' Rank in Graduation Rate Study Presents a Contrast

According to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics, 78.9 percent of the high schoolers in Texas' Class of 2010 graduated within four years, a rate slightly above the national average but contrasting with another federal study that ranked the state much higher.

Texas' rate in the NCES study was an increase of about 3 percentage points from 2009. Late last year, data released in November by the U.S. Department of Education ranked Texas, along with five other states, fourth in the nation for its four-year high school graduation rates. In that report, the state ...

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