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High school dropout rate reaches highest in 14 years

Many who leave faced poverty, language issue

By Maria Sacchetti and Tracy Jan
Globe Staff / October 22, 2005

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The Massachusetts high school dropout rate reached 3.7 percent in 2004, the highest rate in 14 years, prompting Education Commissioner David P. Driscoll to call on school officials to work harder at making sure that students earn a diploma. (Full article: 1076 words)

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