Dropouts, crime down at North Carolina schools

January 10, 2013 7:50:43 AM PST
State educations officials got encouraging news about the dropout rate and campus crime at schools across North Carolina Thursday.

During the 2011-12 school year, the high school dropout rate was 3.01 percent - a .42 percent decrease from the previous year - and another record low.

The total number of reportable acts of school crime and violence, short- and long-term student suspensions, and expulsions also decreased in 2011-12.

The crime rate was the lowest reported since 2008-09.

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