5-21-13It’s graduation season once again and we’re celebrating! So throw your cap in the air and enjoy a week of maps and data about commencement.

article excerpt from the Huffington Post: “More U.S. high school students than ever are graduating on time, according to new information released by the research arm of the U.S. Education Department.

The percentage of students who graduated from high school within four years of starting ninth grade in the 2006-2007 school year hit a record high, according to the report. “What we see is an increase,” Jack Buckley, who directs the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics, told The Huffington Post. Out of the 4 million students who started school in 2006-2007, 3.1 million — or 78.2 percent — graduated with a regular or advanced diploma in the 2009-2010 school year. That’s an increase of more than two percentage points.”

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Originally posted at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/graduation-rate-record-high-school-students_n_2522128.html by: Joy Resmovits