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Chicago Public Schools Reports Graduation Rate Up

Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year.

The CPS graduation rate has been climbing for the past decade except for one year, 2008, when numbers slipped slightly. For the 2013-14 school year, CPS said the five-year graduation rate for students was 69 percent, 4 points higher than in the previous year.