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Pleasantville Superintendent Disputes State's College Attendance Report

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville Superintendent of Schools Mary Fox-Alter challenged a report by the state education department, which revealed that a smaller percentage of the district's high school graduates went to college than the district reported, according to a report by The Examiner.

The report, "Where Are They Only" found that only 84 percent of 2012 Pleasantville High School's graduating class attended some form of post-secondary education, The Examiner reported.

Fox-Alter explained that local data, examined by the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents, had a large discrepancy between the state's statistics and their own, according to the report.

The discrepancies were as follows: the state reported that 74 percent of students who graduated in 2012 are college students, whereas the council found that the number is actually 90 percent, the report said.

To read the full report and to get reaction from the Superintendent, click here.

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