High School Graduation Rate Climbs

The state’s high school graduation rate has risen three straight years and now stands as the nation’s 14th best, while more students have access to workforce training centers, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday.

Hutchinson touted those numbers and others during a speech before the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators Summer Conference in Little Rock.

Hutchinson said high school graduation rates have risen three straight years, from 84.9% in 2016 to 89.2% this year, placing Arkansas at 14th highest in the nation.     MORE

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