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Area Schools Beat State
Average for Graduation Rate

From the Nov. 10, 2021 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris &
Capitol Beat News
   Georgia's statewide high school graduation rate remained steady this year despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The Peach State posted a graduation rate of 83.7% for the 2020-2021 school term, down slightly from the 83.8% rate achieved during the previous term, the Georgia Department of Education reported recently.
   COVID-19 forced school districts to make a series of adjustments during the last school year, with some resorting to virtual instruction for long periods but others able to get students back into their classrooms by exercising safety precautions included mask wearing and social distancing.
   "Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am pleased to see Georgia's graduation rate holding ...
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