NJ High-School Graduation Rate Rises Slightly Once Again

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graduation-capby John Mooney / NJ Spotlight

New Jersey’s high-school graduation rate, already one of the highest in the nation, crept up a little for the Class of 2013.

It was encouraging news, but its meaning may soon be open to different interpretations, as the rules change for counting and testing graduates.

A total of 95,000 high-school seniors graduated last summer, representing more than 87.5 percent of the 108,000 who had started high school four years earlier, according to breakdowns released yesterday by the Christie administration.

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