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Wisconsin ranks second high school graduations

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Wisconsin has the nation's second-highest percentage of students who graduate from high school in the normal four years.

Education Week magazine said the Badger State's four-year graduation rate was 81.7 percent as of 2006.

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Minnesota was closed behind at 79.2 percent. That's the fourth highest in the country.

Both rates are well above the national average of 69 percent.

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