High School Graduation Rates Climb In Louisiana

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Louisiana's high school graduation rate is continuing to improve.

The state's Board of Education released figures yesterday that put the graduation rate last year at 81.4%, up nearly 17% since 2006.

That's about 3% lower than the national rate.

The panel says more than 40,000 students graduated statewide last year, the most to have ever graduated in four years.

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