Schools in Denver and across Colorado are enrolling more 12th-graders, state data show. Denver saw a 23.6% increase in the number of seniors, a jump in attendance and increase in the number of students on track to graduate. "This is among the most positive data we have seen in the last three or four years," the superintendent of Denver's schools said. Colorado education officials credited the statewide gains to recent legislative changes, including those that raised the dropout age from 16 to 17 and allowed high-school students to earn college credits.

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