Graduation rates low for Indigenous students, despite $13-million funding injection – Calgary Herald

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Graduation rates low for Indigenous students, despite $13-million funding injection – Calgary Herald

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Darlene Unruh said the gap between Indigenous students and other student cohorts will have to result in a refined strategy that better recognizes the complex challenges Indigenous students face

Jan 17, 2021

Graduation rates among Indigenous students in the public school system are continuing to decline, in spite of a funding injection of nearly $13 million for a unique learning strategy to support them this year.

According to results taken from Calgary Board of Education high schools last year, only 38.8 per cent of Indigenous students are graduating within three years, a significant gap from the provincial average of 55.8 per cent.

As well, only 46.9 per cent of Indigenous kids completed high school within four years, and only 50.1 graduated within five years, again significantly lower than the 64 per cent provincial average for both data sets.

Read More: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/graduation-rates-low-for-indigenous-students-despite-13-million-funding-injection

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