Iowa dropout rate climbs with more accurate counting

A new method of tracking student movement revealed 23% more high-school dropouts in Iowa during the 2007-08 school year than in the previous year. However, the state's 2.85% dropout rate still is one of the lowest in the nation; the national average in 2006 was 9.3%.

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