United Way works to boost Chicago graduation rate

September 9, 2011 5:37:28 PM PDT
The United Way is leading a push to improve the City of Chicago's student graduation rate.

The organization aims to help 50,000 underperforming students graduate from high school by the year 2020.

The United Way announced today that it is investing more than $9 million in early childhood education and middle schools helping students transition into high school.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among those attending Friday's announcement and emphasized his commitment to improving education in Chicago.

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