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Despite gains, aboriginal student graduation rates remain low – Vancouver Courier

by NationTalk on January 11, 2012502 Views

Despite gains, aboriginal student graduation rates remain low

Aboriginal graduation rates rose to 32.1 per cent in 2011 compared to 82.5 for non-aboriginal students

BY NAOIBH O’CONNOR, VANCOUVER COURIER JANUARY 11, 2012

Aboriginal student graduation rates remain significantly lower than non-aboriginal student graduation rates, but increased slightly from 2010 to 2011, according to the latest statistics released by the Vancouver School Board.

The six-year completion rate for the Dogwood diploma for aboriginal students rose from 25.4 per cent in 2010 to 32.1 per cent in 2011, while non-aboriginal student completion rates moved up from 80.7 per cent to 82.5 per cent during the same period.

Read more: http://www.vancourier.com/news/Despite+gains+aboriginal+student+graduation+rates+remain/5978590/story.html#ixzz1jAbA38rO

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