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Graduation rate on the rise

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Both Louisiana and Lincoln Parish School District have shown vast improvement over the last decade in the area of graduation rates. Whereas the national average only improved four percentage points between 1995 to 2004, Louisiana improved almost seven and Lincoln Parish has gone up more than 15 percentage points.

“It’s all a matter of schools trying to hold onto the students,” Bell said. “I think (the increase is due to) the programs we have put in overtime to keep up with their skills.”

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