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Mass. not top 10 for high school graduation rates

Massachusetts failed to crack the top 10 for the best high school graduation rates in the nation and also had among the lowest rates in New England, according to data released Monday by the US Education Department that for the first time provides a uniform calculation for graduation rates.

Some 83 percent of Massachusetts 12th-graders during the 2010-11 school year graduated within four years, a rate that tied the Bay State with six other states — Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.

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