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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:57 am, Thu May 30, 2013.

WASHINGTON — The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department said in a study released Tuesday.

Officials said the steady rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and a greater competition for new jobs.

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