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State grad rate remains high

The Minnesota Department of Education released Class of 2020 graduation rate data for the state earlier this month. Overall, Minnesota high school seniors reached another historic graduation rate high of 83.8 percent (56,684 students) who graduated in 2020. This continues an upward trend for the statewide four-year graduation rate, which has increased 1.3 percentage points in the last five years. Additionally, 3,490 students from earlier classes also earned their diplomas in 2020, graduating five, six or seven years after beginning high school.

The graduation rate for Black students declined s...

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