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June 17, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Back from the brink: Cleveland High says the secret is STEM

There may be no magic bullets in education. But if Cleveland High School is any indicator, there are some pretty powerful darts.

On Monday evening, Cleveland prepared to graduate 89 percent of its senior class. That’s a rate rivaling Roosevelt’s (90.3 percent last year) and surpassing Ballard’s (87.9 percent in 2013).

Nice, yes. But it looks a lot nicer considering that five years ago, only half of Cleveland students graduated on time, and educators considered closing the school because of dwindling enrollment.

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