More New York state students graduated last year than the year before, according to a comprehensive study released by the state’s Department of Education this week. Statewide, the graduation rate went up nearly 2 percent from 2014 to 2015. Locally, Binghamton City School District saw a decrease in graduation rate from 60% in 2014 to 54% in 2015. Union-Endicott dropped from 84% to 79%.
Districts like Owego-Apalachin, however, actually saw an increase in graduation, from 81% in 2014 to 82% in 2015 while Tioga Center and Newark Valley each saw a 5 percent increase.
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