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    Anchorage, Alaska (AP)

    Alaska’s high school dropout rate far outpaces the national average. In fact, it was double the national average from 2005 to 2006, or 8 percent, according to U.S. Department of Education figures.

    In Alaska, the Commission on Postsecondary Education says 38 percent of today’s ninth-graders will have no high school diploma in 10 years. That puts Alaska last in the nation for the number of ninth-graders who will likely have a four-year college degree in 10 years.

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