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56 Percent of DC Public Schools Students Graduate on Time, 77 Percent of Charter Students

Here's what happens when the education system is just another government jobs program

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The number of students who graduated from D.C. Public Schools in four years increased by three percentage points to 56 percent last year, but the system's chief said DCPS would have to pick up the pace and make stronger gains to meet its goals.

"I take it as an indication that we are going in the right direction but it's no reason to be celebrating," Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Thursday after the city released the numbers.

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