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High school graduation rate soars

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Reuters: The U.S. is on track to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

But the good news comes with a big asterisk: students with learning disabilities and limited fluency in English face long odds to finish high school, with graduation rates for those groups as low as 25 percent in some states, the analysis found. Minority students also continue to fall well behind their white peers, with about one-third of African-American students and 29 percent of Hispanic students dropping out before graduation.

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