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State Education Department Shares Graduation Info For Class Of 2017

The Rhode Island Department of Education is releasing the latest graduation rate numbers for high schoolers.  The department says the four-year rate for public school students rose to 84-point-one-percent, a one-point-three-percent increase over 2016 and an eight-percent increase since 2010.  While graduation numbers for black students, students with disabilities and low-income students saw healthy gains, RIDE notes the graduation rate for Hispanic students only increased by a third of a percentage point, and went down one-point-four points for English learners.

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