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Ga. graduation rate dips to 67 percent
Things in place to get numbers higher
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Georgia’s high school graduation rate of 67 percent ranks it behind all of its neighboring states and puts it among the lowest in the nation under new federal measurements released by the U.S. Department of Education. The report details four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-11, the first year for which all states used a common measure, federal officials say. Local leaders say the state’s path to graduation is outdated and needs to be tweaked to allow for more technical and career-oriented paths, instead of the traditional liberal arts road.