December 18, 2013 12:00 AM

EDITORIAL: Good news on the education front but persistent poverty threatens

The Bibb County school system and other districts are rightfully proud of the recent graduation statistics released by the state Department of Education. All districts are following the four-year cohort now, and the statewide graduation rate has increased from 69.7 percent in 2012 to 71.5 percent in 2013. Locally, Bibb went from 54.6 percent in 2012 to a 61.1 percent graduation rate in 2013.

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