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Graduation Rate Increases Five Percent From 2006 To 2009

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
Kavitha Cardoza
D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

By Kavitha Cardoza

The graduation rate in D.C. Public Schools continues to rise. In 2006, the graduation rate was 66 percent; in 2009 it increased to 72 percent.

Chancellor Michelle Rhee credits better tracking of students to see which courses they need in order to graduate, as well as summer school and credit recovery programs.

"We can look specifically on an apples to apples comparison using the same methodology, we know that more kids are graduating now and that's significant progress," says Rhee.

There was also a three percent increase in the number of African-American students graduating compared to the previous year. Rhee says this is another step towards closing the achievement gap.

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