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Large increase in NYC Latino high school grads, but numbers still lag for English language learners

from NBC Latino

More Latino students are graduating from high school in New York City than ever before, but the number of English language learner graduates in the city continues to lag, with a near 5-point drop in graduation rates this year alone. The number of Latino students graduating from high school in New York City rose by 54 percent in 2012 compared to graduation rate data from 2005, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York City Schools chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced. The overall graduation rate in New York City also rose by more than 39 percent since 2005, an increase of 57,000 graduates. The city's dropout rate since 2005 has declined as well, falling from 22 to 11.4 percent in 2012. more

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