NYC graduation rates slip for first class meeting Regents diploma standards

The state Department of Education has released graduation rates for the class of 2012, the first class of students that had to pass five Regents

In New York City, graduation rates dropped to 60.4 percent, down from 60.9 percent in 2011.

In New York City, graduation rates dropped to 60.4 percent, down from 60.9 percent in 2011. (6/17/13)

NEW YORK - The state Department of Education has released graduation rates for the class of 2012, the first class of students that had to pass five Regents exams in order to earn a Regents diploma.

On a state level, education officials say the high school graduation rate held steady at 74 percent. In New York City, graduation rates dropped to 60.4 percent, down from 60.9 percent in 2011.

State education officials acknowledged that more needs to be done to get students ready for college.

Critics of the statewide exams say that teachers are so focused on getting students to pass the tests, that it limits their creativity in the classroom.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The website Glassdoor released its latest list of 1 Word on the Street: Best place to work
The theme for the event was “a community 2 School block party kicks off summer in Longwood
News 12 took to the streets to find 3 Word on the Street: Time travel
VIDEO: FedEx shipping operation in the Bronx 4 VIDEO: FedEx shipping operation in the Bronx
The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction 5 The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE