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Continued: Minnesota graduation rate rose in 2013

Meanwhile, Minneapolis’ Asian students held steady at 68 percent, while white student graduation fell slightly to 72.1 percent, a 1.2 percentage point drop.

The news of gains among American Indian students is particularly encouraging for the district, given years of trying different approaches to raising their academic standing. Gaines by black student are particularly important for the district, given that they represent the largest district’s racial-ethnic bloc of students.

“People believe that we can do it,” said Michael Goar, the district’s chief executive officer. “This is a positive sign. Sometimes I feel like we have a belief gap.” 612-673-4469 • 612-673-4438

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  • The state Department of Educatiom released data Wednesday that show graduation rates are the highest they’ve been in a decade. Richfield High School is among those with a very good gain. Teacher Mike Harris, center, checked in with Arly Anderson, Mathias Habegger, Pedro Lagunas and Sam Spratt, from left, as they discussed absolute and comparative values in his college-prep Econ class Wednesday afternoon.

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