Baltimore County Has Second Highest Graduation Rate In Nation

Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

LANSDOWNE, Md. (WJZ) — More and more Baltimore County high schoolers are graduating.

A new study released this week shows the district has one of the highest graduation rates in the nation.

Gigi Barnett has the details.

It’s good news, but Baltimore County school leaders say they want the number one spot. But for now, number two means they’re improving.

This is where four years of high school comes to an end. Graduation Day.

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And this week, a three-year study released by Education Week Magazine shows that students in Baltimore County have the second highest graduation rate in the nation among large school districts like theirs.

“We really have to credit the previous administration,” said Mark Bedell, Assistant Superintendent.

Mark Bedell is the assistant superintendent for high schools in Baltimore County.

He says the district got on the high-grad shortlist because of two things:

First…

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