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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Graduation Rates

What’s behind the Deep South’s low high school graduation rates?

And why are some high-poverty districts in southern Alabama doing so well?

Sarah Butrymowicz | August 12, 2015

Earlier this summer, we published a map of high school graduation rates by district across the United States. We’re now breaking it down and exploring trends in different states and regions.

When you look at our national high school graduation rate map, it’s impossible to miss how low graduation rates are in the Deep South. These states don’t have the worst graduation rates in the country. That dubious distinction belongs to Oregon, New Mexico and Nevada.

<more at; related links: (Latest high school graduation rates — state by state. February 12, 2015) and (ReimaginED 2015: Trends in K12 Education. January 22, 2015)>

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