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More New York Students Graduate

by Associated Press
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New York's high school graduation rate improved slightly to 76.4 percent last year, despite the state's adoption of new learning standards.

   Big gaps remained, though, between the rates of white and minority students graduating, and those of students attending high- and low-needs districts.

   State statistics released Thursday show 76.4 percent of students who started high school in 2010 finished in four years, compared to 74.9 percent in the previous class.

Connecticut Graduation Rates Show Improvement

by Associated Press
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New figures show Connecticut's high school graduation rate has improved for the fourth consecutive year.

   Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday the improvement shows efforts to boost state education funding, especially to poorer districts, is working. Malloy is expected to tout his education record in his re-election campaign.

   Data released Wednesday show the statewide graduation average increased by 0.7 percent, from 2012 to 2013. That represents a cumulative increase of 3.7 percent over the 2010 high school graduation rate.

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