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4 Oct '14

News US high school dropout rates hit record low but college enrolment also falls

Census Bureau figures show only 7.3% failed to complete high school but interpretations vary about significance of dataThe US government offered a mixed bag of education data this month. The high school dropout rate hit a record low, but college enrolment is also falling. What it means depends on who you talk to.In 1920, the high school graduation rates in the US were around 20%; over 100 years weve come a long way, said Alex Bowers, a professor at the Teachers College at Columbia University. Continue reading...

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