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Making it To Graduation

A group of students throw their caps into the air at gradtuation.

Making it To Graduation

Nevada will soon spend a lot more money on public education thanks to Governor Sandoval's historic $1.1 billion tax plan. But for now, our graduation rate remains near the bottom of the national barrel at just 70 percent. 

As many area high schools prepare hold their commencement ceremonies, Reno Public Radio has shared the stories of students who are earning their degrees, despite adversities like being homeless, dealing with a drug addiction,  or not having enough family support at home. We also spoke to local experts about what interventions really work for kids facing a tough road to graduation.