Achievement gap closing between minority, white students

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Minority students are closing the achievement gap and increasing their graduation rates, according to new data from the United States Department of Education.

Between 2011 and 2013, graduation rates for black and Hispanic students has grown by 4 percentage points.

“While these gains are promising, we know that we have a long way to go in improving educational opportunities for every student – no matter their zip code - for the sake of our young people and our nation’s economic strength,” U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a press release.

More specifically, graduation rates have continued to climb for black, Hispanic and American Indian students. There’s also been an increase in low-income and limited English proficiency students receiving diplomas.

For more information on the latest data, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.