Gov. Malloy: New numbers show Connecticut closing gap in graduation rates between rich, poor school districts

Connecticut is not only graduating more high schoolers than ever, but the state is also closing the gap in graduation rates between rich and poor school districts, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy.



New numbers show 87 percent of all state high-schoolers graduate, which is four points higher than the national average.



Graduation rates for the lower-performing school districts, including Bridgeport, have risen nine points in the past five years to 73 percent.



Malloy says the improvements are the result of a better relationship between parents, schools and the state.


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