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    High-School Graduation Hits Record High

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    This is multicultural teamwork. The U.S. has reached a milestone graduation rate, with 80 percent of high schoolers getting their diplomas—and it's thanks in part to rising graduation rates among minorities. Between 2006 to 2012, Latino graduate rates jumped 15 percent and 9 percent for African American students, according to a study released Monday by GradNation.

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