By now, you’ve probably heard that the number of New York State students graduating from high school has declined since the 1970s, even though the state’s schools are still among the best in the country.
New York City schools, however, are doing a great job of keeping their students ahead of the rest of the country and in many ways are doing even better.
This year’s graduating class, according to a report by the New York Times, is the lowest since 2007.
The Times reports that students in the city are finishing school with the best graduation rates of any major city in the nation.
The report also notes that the graduation rate for black and Hispanic students is higher than the national average, while the graduation rates for Asian and white students are lower.
The schools are also getting students from poorer families, including the poor, working class and other communities of color.
And while students from wealthier families are attending schools that are typically better, there’s little indication that this trend is sustainable.
New Yorkers aren’t the only ones who are struggling with graduation rates.
Across the nation, nearly half of high school students drop out during their first year of college, according the U.S. Department of Education.
And a growing number of schools are grappling with the challenges of maintaining graduation rates even as enrollment grows.
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