(Raleigh News Observer) Education leaders and politicians are no longer cringing at North Carolina’s high-school graduation rate.
News Thursday that North Carolina had reached the symbolic mark of having more than 80 percent of its students graduating with a high school diploma was met with widespread, bipartisan applause. The new figures continued a trend that has seen the state’s graduation rate rise nearly 12 percentage points over the last six years to 80.2 percent this year.
In 2009, the last year for which data are available, America’s Promise Alliance found that the national graduation rate was 75.5 percent.
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