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Oregon high school graduation rate improves

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Oregon's high school graduation rate increased to 73.8 percent in 2015, a jump of nearly 2 percentage points from the year before.

Oregon regularly has one of the nation's lowest graduation rates, and the uptick still leaves it below the national average of more than 80 percent.

Figures released by Oregon education officials Thursday show that about 88 percent of Asian students graduated in four years, but white, black, Hispanic and American Indian students all fell well short of 80 percent.

But most demographic groups showed improvement. Latino and black students, for example, registered gains of 2.4 percentage points.

Seventy percent of boys graduated in four years compared with 78 percent of girls.

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