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The Boston Globe


Graduation rates at Mass. schools rise

Graduation rates at public high schools in Massachusetts ­increased for a sixth consecutive year, a sign that educational overhaul is yielding results, state officials announced Wednesday.

Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an ­increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.

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