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U.S. high school graduation rate hits new record high; Iowa on top at 90%

This news story was published on December 27, 2015.
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educationWASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa led the nation with a graduation rate of 90% of in the 2013-2014 period as the overall graduation rate in the United States hit a record high.

U.S. students are graduating from high school at a higher rate than ever before, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. 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.

“America’s students have achieved another record milestone by improving graduation rates for a fourth year,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The hard work of teachers, administrators, students and their families has made these gains possible and as a result many more students will have a better chance of going to college, getting a good job, owning their own home, and supporting a family. We can take pride as a nation in knowing that we’re seeing promising gains, including for students of color.”

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5 Responses to U.S. high school graduation rate hits new record high; Iowa on top at 90%

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 1, 2016 at 11:54 am

    You people in Mason City don’t have a clue. Look around the country, especially the south, schools are pretty nice in Iowa. You should thank god for the education that children receive in the state.

  2. Frank Reply Report comment

    December 31, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Lower standards and more kids graduate. Hurray for public education. Now if they just had more money, more money, more money…………

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    yes me 2. me gadueted giv them techirs a rase ..

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Gives them teachcas a raise cuzz i gradeated.

    • Educated Reply Report comment

      January 1, 2016 at 12:24 am

      The 10 percent who don’t graduate are Bernie Sanders supporters.