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The graduation rate for
The House Select Committee on High School Graduation and Dropout Rates has been meeting for several months and legislators are expected to address this issue in the coming months. Many education officials continue to push for an increase in the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18. Legislators are also in the process of reforming and restructuring high schools, offering stronger career counseling programs, and improving alternative learning programs for students with discipline problems.
For more information on the new graduation rates in our area and across the state, go to: www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/news/2006-07/20070228-01.