Graduation rates up (a bit)
High school graduation rates have gone up slightly in New York, according to statistics released today by the New York State Education Department for students who entered ninth grade in 2007.
"New York’s overall graduation rate has improved, but nearly a quarter of our students still don’t graduate after four years," said Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch in a press release. "And too many of those students who do graduate aren’t ready for college and careers.
"These numbers make clear that we need to continue to pursue aggressive reforms in our schools including a new, richer curriculum and implementation of the new teacher evaluation law in districts across the state."
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Read graduation rates for every school district in New York: