Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama plans to visit a Washington, D.C.-area high school Monday to announce that the country’s high school graduation rate hit 83.2 percent in the 2014-15 academic year.
In a press release out Monday morning, the White House touted the number as a “record new high” since 2010-11, when all states recorded a four-year adjusted measure of high school graduation.
Obama will use the number and other education initiatives enacted during his tenure to reflect on his administration’s record in a speech to students and teachers at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.
According to figures released by the White House, the 2014-15 graduation rates show progress across all demographics of students and show every state has made progress since 2010-11, with Washington, D.C., recording the greatest amount of progress in the country.
The high school graduation rate has grown by 4 percent since the updated recording method was put into practice for the 2010-11 school year.
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