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U.S. Department of Education Releases First-Ever State-by-State Graduation Rates

December 18, 2012

As reported in the Huffington Post, the U.S. Department of Education released “state-by-state four-year high school graduation rates” using a new, more rigorous measurement formula that is being used by all states to calculate graduation rates – allowing for cross-state comparisons. The new measurement formula is viewed as superior to previous “flawed” formulas and reports Iowa, Wisconsin, and Vermont with the highest graduation rates. According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “By using this new measure, states will be more honest in holding schools accountable and ensuring that students succeed…Ultimately, these data will help states target support to ensure more students graduate on time, college and career ready.”  What’s the graduation rate in your state? Read more here.

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