Report: 12 U.S. states improve graduation rates

03/12/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Although the U.S. high-school graduation rate held steady at 75% between 2002 and 2006, Tennessee, New York and 10 other U.S. states made improvements, according to a report. Tennessee climbed 11 percentage points to 72% thanks in part to greater funding for at-risk and ELL students, state education department officials said.

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