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Josh Penafiel hopes to graduate this summer.

Before and After Aspirations: The Legacy of a School Closing

Josh Penafiel dropped out of his East New York high school after it was closed by the New York City Department of Education several years ago. Now he’s trying to get his diploma, but time is running out.

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Decline in ‘dropout factory’ High Schools

According to the Grad Nation campaign the United States has made improvements in the high school graduation rate within the last year. The goal of the campaign is to increase the graduation rate from 60 percent to 90 percent by 2020.

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