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Best in the West: Rising Graduation Rates Are an Indicator of Wyoming Student Achievement


The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced today that high school graduation rates increased to 82.1% in 2018-19, marking the sixth consecutive year of improvement from the class of 2013, where 77.6% of students graduated. 


"Steadily rising graduation rates are yet another indicator overall student success in Wyoming," said WEA President Kathy Vetter, "but, we must put our attentions toward those students who have not graduated. As we approach the 2020 Budget Session, it's essential to recognize that Wyoming must continue to prioritize and adequately fund education in Wyoming, both because our methods are working and because we still have room for improvement."  


See WDE's press release, and detailed statistics on rising graduation rates at http://bit.ly/wygradrates2020

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