Admitting Dropouts Were Miscounted, Chicago Lowers Graduation Rates

Chicago Public Schools has lowered its official high school graduation rate following revelations that thousands of dropouts were being misclassified as transfers.

The official rate for 2014 was actually 66.3 percent, not 69.4 percent, officials said late Thursday. CPS also revised down the graduation rates for each year dating back to 2011.

Chicago's high school graduation rate before and after this week's downward revision. Courtesy of Chicago Public Schools hide caption

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