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Graduation Rates Hit New High: Good News For Everyone?

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National high school graduation rates have reached a 40-year high, according to a new report by Education Week. Host Michel Martin asks if this is good news for every district. She speaks one of the report's authors, Chris Swanson, and Mikala Rahn, who founded a Los Angeles charter school for former dropouts.
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