LINCOLN — The federal education department shows Nebraska is second in the nation in high school graduation rate.
The state came in at 89.7%.
The national average sits at 82.3%. That’s as high as it has been since state’s adopted an uniform way of calculating data five years ago.
There’s also a narrowing gap between the rates of white children and those of black and Hispanic students.
Iowa came in at number one with 90.5%.