High School Graduation Rates

In this May 21, 2012, file photo, graduates from Joplin High School listen to speakers during commencement ceremonies in Joplin, Mo. U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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