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De Blasio celebrates rising graduation rates, but inequalities persist

02.10.2017 | Politico New York | But advocates still said they were alarmed by the combination of the lower graduation rate and higher drop-out rate. “While we very much appreciate recent statements by state and city leaders indicating that immigrant students and ELLs are welcome in New York’s classrooms, they need to do a better job at both levels of government of providing for equitable access to instruction and services that will set these students up for academic success,” Kim Sweet, the executive director of Advocates for Children, said in a statement. Read article