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Students Tori Neealy, left, and Leah Nunez in a flight simulator at Air Force Academy High School.

The city’s military academies help some Chicago Public Schools students reach new heights. We visit Air Force Academy High School.

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Despite ongoing funding issues and declining enrollment, students at Chicago Public Schools graduated last year at the district’s highest rate on record, with more students earning a diploma than in each of the past six years.

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Chicago high schoolers already take three years of science, but a new policy concentrates that specifically on biology, chemistry and physics, requiring students to achieve one credit in each course in order to graduate.

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Illinois students are outpacing the U.S. average, while Chicago Public Schools says its graduation rate is growing at three times the national rate.

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Nearly three out of four seniors within Chicago Public Schools earned their diplomas in 2016 – a district record – as graduation rates increased across neighborhood, charter and traditional high schools.

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The Chicago Urban League unveiled this week its 10-year plan to fight structural racism in the city, highlighting education, employment and economic development as key areas of focus.