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Minnesota aims for 90 percent graduation rate

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LA CRESCENT, Minnesota (WXOW)--     Twenty-three percent of Minnesota public school students do not graduate from high school in four years. So Governor Mark Dayton and his administration are working to shrink that      number to ten percent or less by 2020.

It's a collaboration between Minnesota and four other states to improve student achievement and get more kids through high school. The La Crescent-Hokah district already has over a 90 percent graduation rate. The principal says it has to do with the community support and early intervention.

"There are actually two things. There's what we call a two tier intervention which would be a different academic intervention of re-teaching something or teaching it in a different way," said principal Rick Wolter. "Creating a constructiveness approach to a hands on approach to teach them a mathematical concept as opposed to a theoretical concept."

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