The Maryland State Department of Education says newly released data shows that more Maryland high school students are graduating than ever before.
An annual report on high school graduation says Maryland’s high school graduation rate is 84 percent, slightly above the national high school graduation rate.
Only 4 in 10 students who entered college in 2007 have earned degrees from the school where they started.
Maryland education officials say the state’s graduation rate was 83.6 percent for the class of 2012, an increase of 1.5 percentage points over two years.
Councilmember David Catania participated in a roundtable discussion Thursday aimed at bringing awareness to soaring truancy rates in the public school system and the alarming effects they have on future success.