National graduation rate at 37-year high

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PITTSBURGH - The graduation rate across the country is at the highest it has been in 37 years.

An Education Department report released Tuesday looked at graduation rates for the 2009-2010 school year, showing a jump of more than a percentage point in 38 states.

The graduation rate in Pennsylvania was just over 84 percent, which is an increase of nearly 3 percent in seven years.