Fewer than half of L.A. students graduate on time

06/23/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Despite rapidly rising enrollment, fewer students have graduated from Los Angeles schools since California introduced a mandatory exit exam two years ago, per data posted on California education department's Web site and according to separate figures unveiled recently by the California Dropout Research Project; the researchers examining L.A. drop-out rates found that just 48% of the district's students graduate on time.

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