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Opinion: More Latino Students Are Earning High School Diplomas As They Wrestle The Stubborn Equity Gap. Next Stop, College

This year marks a new record for high school graduation rates across our country, a report from the White House shows. And while equity gaps in graduation rates remain, Latino students made significant progress.

Over five years, Hispanic students’ graduation rates climbed seven percentage points to 78 percent. That’s good news. Because while the national figure remains slightly higher, up four percentage points to 83 percent, the graduation rate for Latino students is increasing at a faster pace.