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Push for a 13th year of school is renewed:Councilor Flaherty says option would make Boston's grads more competitive

Mar 04, 2019 - The Boston Globe

The data are troubling: Nearly half of Boston students who enter college do not graduate within six years, researchers say.

City Councilor Michael Flaherty is pushing something he thinks will help: Year 13, an initiative he said would provide an "extra layer of support" for high school graduates to make it through college.

"Every year we continue to increase our graduation rate, which is good," Flaherty said. "There is the hugs-and-high-five moment when a kid crosses the stage, but i...