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Stay-in-school efforts get high marks in Mass.

Progress made by cities stands out in report

Massachusetts recorded its lowest high school dropout rate in decades last school year amid substantial declines in such cities as Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, state education officials announced Monday.

Just 6,248 students statewide (2.2 percent) quit high school in the 2012-13 school year, marking the fifth consecutive year that the rate has gone down.

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