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The Education Department said Tuesday that the high school graduation rate rose slightly to 82 percent. Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post
U.S. high school graduation rate ticks up to 82 percent

WASHINGTON — The Education Department said Tuesday that the rate for the 2013-14 school year -- up from 81 percent the previous year -- was the highest since it started using a new, uniform measure in 2010. Still, the numbers…

Apr 28

U.S. public high schools reach milestone graduation rate

The growth has been spurred by such factors as a greater awareness of the dropout problem and efforts by districts, states and the federal government to include graduation rates in accountability measures. Among the initiatives are closing "dropout factory"…

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