Monday, September 16, 2013

Nevada’s High School Graduation Rate Third Lowest In Nation

Las Vegas Sun, Paul Takahashi, June 11, 2013

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.

Stop by Las Vegas Sun to read the full article.

1 comment:

Justin Knight said...

Kids graduating has got to become a priority for all parents. Far too many parents aren't valuing their child getting an education.

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