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Wisconsin high school graduation rates increase in 2019

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction says nine out of 10 students in the class of 2019 completed high school within four years, continuing an upward trend.

The education department reported Tuesday that the state's graduation rate has increased 1.6% over the past five years. It is 90% in 2019, up from 89.6 percent in 2018 and 88.6% in 2017.

There were also improvements among smaller subgroups of students, including blacks, Hispanics and those learning how to speak English.

State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor calls it a positive trend and attributed it to the "tireless work and dedication of our teachers and students.'

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Homer 30 days ago
A new report shows that students from 196 Wisconsin high schools were required to take remedial math or English when they entered the UW System as new freshmen in the fall of 2017.

Students from more Wisconsin high schools are entering the UW System woefully unprepared. Half of all five-star high schools show significant issues with remedial education.

The report shows a glaring disconnect between official rankings and student success. Fifty percent of the high schools on Wisconsin’s most recent report cards graduated at least six students who needed remedial education at the UW.

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Lawrence 30 days ago
The effect of an Education Governor. Keep it going.
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