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U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits 80 Percent

Driven by gains among minority students and the closure of many low-performing urban schools, the high school graduation rate has hit the 80 percent mark for the first time in U.S. history.

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Driven by gains among minority students and the closure of many low-performing urban schools, the high school graduation rate has hit the 80 percent mark for the first time in U.S. history. Despite cause for celebration, policymakers insist that the number can rise even more if educators focus not only on educational achievement but also on rigorously preparing students for college or technical school. (Politico)

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