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    High-School Graduation Hits Record High

    A student at Leo Catholic High School sits in the hallway as he looks through a text book in Chicago, Illinois February 14, 2013. In places like Chicago's Leo Catholic boys' high school, student numbers have plummeted from 1,200 students in the 1950s to around 150 this year. This decline has implications for schools throughout the nation, say Catholic school supporters. According to the National Catholic Education Association, the 2 million U.S. students they serve save the nation approximately $21 billion a year in public school costs. Photo taken February 14.    REUTERS/Jim Young  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION EDUCATION) - RTXZ7HD

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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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