Utah Girls Dropout Rate Lowest in Nation

Utah Girls Dropout Rate Lowest in Nation

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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio Utah girls are more likely to get their high school diploma than girls in any other state in the nation.

The National Women's Law Center released a report yesterday stating Utah has a 12 percent dropout rate for girls.

"This is particularly good news for a state where we have rising diversity issues as well as better than a third of our student body come from low-income families," Mark Peterson with the State Office of Education said.

Utah officials say this state has unique programs for teen mothers and dropout prevention that help, but the numbers could still be better.

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