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Grad rates

Chicago Public Schools’ graduation rate - the one the mayor likes to brag about - is wrong. New data show thousands of dropouts and kids in danger of becoming dropouts are being counted incorrectly. This makes the graduation rate look better than it is. WBEZ Education reporter Becky Vevea and Sarah Karp with the Better Government Association have been digging through the district’s database. They talk about the numbers and the implications of what they discovered. (Flickr/j.o.h.n. walker)

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