(WLNS) – The White House says President Barack Obama will announce today that America’s high school graduation rate has reached a new high of 83.2 percent. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent since 2010.
Increases in the graduation rate for the 2014-2015 school year were seen for all ethnic groups as well as for disabled students and students from low-income families.
The greatest increase, 8.1 percent, was seen in the English Learners group.
Nearly every state has seen graduation increases since 2010.
In Michigan the graduation rate has climbed steadily from 74 percent to 79.8 percent.
The Obama Administration claims an increased federal-state partnership that makes preschool more accessible to children is a key building block to children’s education success.
The President will also address his support of free or significantly reduced community college tuition programs. In his 2015 State of the Union address the President unveiled America’s College Promise, a plan to make two-year community college educations free to responsible students.