Behind the Headline: Rise In Latino, Black High School Grad Rates Boosts National Numbers

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Rise In Latino, Black High School Grad Rates Boosts National Numbers
5/12/15 | NBC News

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Graduation Rates on the Rise
Fall 2013 | Education Next

Nationwide high school graduation rates reached a record high of 81.4 percent in 2013, in part due to a rise in graduation rates among minority and low-income students, according to a report released this week. The high school graduation rate of Latino students increased 4.2 percentage points from 2011 to 2013 and the graduation rate among African American students increased 3.7 percentage points.

An Education Next article on longer-term trends in graduation rates by Richard J. Murnane and Stephen L. Hoffman found that high school graduation rates increased by 6 percentage points between 2000 and 2010 after stagnating for thirty years. The black-white and Hispanic-white graduation rate gap narrowed to 8.1 and 8.5 percentage points, respectively, during that period.

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