State and City’s graduation rates inch higher

State graduation rates inch higher
Jill Tucker

In San Francisco, district officials celebrated statistics showing extraordinary one-year gains among some of the most at-risk students.

The African American graduation rate hit 70.8 percent, up 7.2 percentage points from 2011 and a total gain of nearly 14 points in the last two years.

Pacific Islander students posted the biggest gains, with 70.6 percent graduating, up more than 10 percentage points.

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