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Afternoon Announcements: US Graduation Rate Highest in History

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April 28, 2014 01:53 pm

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For the first time ever, the US high school graduation rate has hit 80 percent. According to federal data released today, the country could hit a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020. Politico

The 2014 Building a Grad Nation report was released today by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center at the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, America’s Promise Alliance, and the Alliance for Excellent Education. The report finds that the US is on track to graduate 90 percent of students by 2020. Building A Grad Nation

Among the ways the nation has worked to increase the high school graduation rate is closing “dropout factory” schools. Houston Chronicle

California is a key state in staying on track to reach a 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020. The state, which educates more of the nation’s low-income and Hispanic students than any other state, needs to improve. The Sacramento Bee

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