Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider on graduation rates for the 2016 cohort (2020 graduates)

FOR RELEASE: January 14, 2021

The release of graduation rate data for students who entered high school in 2016 provides us with a welcome reminder of progress our students and educators have made over the past decade in improving the overall graduation rate and narrowing the achievement gap between Black and Hispanic students and white students. 

We have seen a steady rise in graduation rates throughout the last decade, and the achievement gap between white students and their Black and Hispanic peers continues to narrow. That is progress in the right direction.


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