States Inflate School Graduation Rates, Report Says

There are serious gaps between the high school graduation rates that states report and the actual number of students who receive a diploma, according to a new report.

The study, from the journal Education Week, estimates that in the school year that just ended, 1.2 million students failed to graduate.

The report explains that states have a variety of methods for calculating graduation rates, which can cause them to overestimate graduation rates.

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