By Andrew Pillow
According to the US Department of Education, graduation rates have reached a new high. 82% of the class of 2014 graduated on time. That is up three percentage points from 2011.
However, certain minorities continue to lag behind their counterparts.
A summary via EDweek.org says:
“On-time graduation rates for white students, at 87 percent, outpace those for their American Indian, 70 percent; black, 73 percent; and Latino, 76 percent, peers by considerable margins. With an 89 percent graduation rate, Asian students graduate at the highest rates.”
There is some good news in terms of the achievement gap. According to data, although achievement gaps persist between groups, they have narrowed in recent years.
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