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More Boston public school grads finishing college

The rate of Boston public school graduates earning college degrees has increased sharply, putting them on par with national averages and marking a rare accomplishment for an urban ­district, according to a report being released Thursday.

The robust growth in college completion rates is a reflection of the state’s drive to raise academic standards and Boston school officials’ efforts to overhaul academic programs, according to the report issued by the Boston Foundation , a charitable organization deeply involved in education initiatives.

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