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December 20, 2012
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Accurate grad rate gift and a curse

We've long supported fixing the way school officials calculate graduation rates as a means of determining what's actually going on in our schools.

It's been a decade since state officials counted the freshman class as 1.5 times its true number, showing graduation rates far below the national average. In some instances those calculations showed that half of the state's students failed to graduate, putting Nevada yet again on the bottom of a very bad list.

We knew that half our high school students weren't dropping out, but convincing others that correcting that big lie was important wasn't easy.

Some used …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 20, 2012 06:18PM Published Dec 20, 2012 06:12PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.