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My Turn 10-1
Graduates up, dropouts down
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In recent weeks I’ve opined on the problem with dropping out of high school and why students quit high school.The good news is high school graduation rates across the U.S. have continued to improve since 2010. According to data released Dec. 15, 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education, “The nation’s high school graduation rate hit 82 percent in 2013-14, the highest level since states adopted a new uniform way of calculating graduation rates five years ago.”Both scholarly studies and common sense confirm that getting a high school diploma is crucial to future success in college, the workforce, and in life. Still, too many American students never get that coveted diploma, and never get to walk across that graduation stage with their classmates.

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