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Education Minister congratulates SD68 on improving Aboriginal graduation rate

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Education Minister Peter Fassbender is congratulating the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District on improving their Aboriginal graduation rate.

He sent SD68 a letter applauding how their Aboriginal 6-year completion rate jumped from 56.2% in 2012/2013 to 64% in 2013/2014.

SD68 Board Chair Steve Rae credits the work of the Aboriginal Education Team, led by Director of Instruction Laura Tait.

The Aboriginal graduation rate across the province is 62%. On the Sunshine Coast, SD46’s rate for 2013/2014 was ten per cent higher than the provincial average, at 72.1%.

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Aboriginal 6-year completion rate:

2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
SD68 43.1% 52.1% 49.9% 56.2% 63.9%
SD46 45.6% 62.6% 47.6% 60.6% 72.1%

 

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