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President Barack Obama touted high school graduation gains under his administration, particularly minority gains, but said schools are still being underfunded in too many states. (Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Education)

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Arizona graduation rate lags behind national average

WASHINGTON – High school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 83 percent last year, but Arizona still lagged behind the nation at 77 percent in the 2014-2015 school year, the White House said Monday.