Despite making some gains, Nevada has the third worst graduation rate in the nation, according to an Education Week report released last week.
Over the past decade, graduation rates have improved in 46 states — including Nevada — ranging from a fraction of a percentage point to more than 31 percentage points.
This growth has propelled the national graduation rate to its highest point in 40 years, a significant milestone for America's public education system.
Nearly three-quarters of students in the class of 2010 graduated from high school with a regular diploma. The last time this happened was back in 1973.
However, while Nevada's graduation rate rose over the past decade, it is still far from reaching this milestone.
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