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Minnesota website tracks high school graduates' college success

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Article by TwinCities.com

Back in 2008, 225 students graduated from St. Paul's Como Park High School. More than 70 percent went to college. Almost 40 percent got a degree.

That's the sort of information Minnesota educators and parents have long wished they had. Now, it is readily available for the first time on a newly launched website that shows where a high school's graduates went to college, how long they stayed on campus and how many graduated.

For state officials like Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, the information promises to highlight hidden success stories and inform policy decisions at a time of intense focus on college and career readiness. High schools can use it to assess how well they are preparing students and to spur partnerships with campuses popular with their graduates.

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