6/12/2007

Those without high school diplomas face increasingly bleak prospects as some college is now necessary for most high-paying jobs, according to Education Week's 2007 Diplomas Count publication released today. Despite this, 1.23 million students will not graduate from high school this year, and nationwide, just 70% of ninth-grade students graduate in four years, a figure that is closer to 50% for black and Hispanic males.

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