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Western Editorial Sampler: Getting through high school and into college ...

First Published Dec 03 2012 04:38 pm • Last Updated Dec 03 2012 04:38 pm

High school:

As we keep students from dropping out ... — Seattle Times Editorial... Washington must tackle its pernicious dropout rate. Getting young people into college or careers means first keeping them in high school.

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... we must continue to Race to the Top — another Seattle Times Editorial

California graduation rate fails too many — San Francisco Chronicle Editorial

Dropout rate shames state — Eugene Register-Guard Editorial

Radical thinking needed to improve Utah’s graduation rates — Deseret News Editorial

New graduation numbers highlight problem we face — Reno Gazette Journal Editorial

How to help our teachers — Coeur d’ Alene Press Editorial

Bringing method to our achievement-gap madness — St. Paul Pioneer Press Editorial

TUSD strategy to close schools is a wise move — (Tucson) Arizona Daily Star


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College:

Fund scholarships: Boost for college-bound kids — Salt Lake Tribune Editorial... The members of the Utah Legislature should be happy to appropriate $500,000 in additional funding to the Regents’ Scholarship program. After all, it is a proven vehicle for getting more Utah high school students into college with the skills they need to be successful. And that is what most legislators professed to be most committed to as they campaigned for election or re-election this year.

Time’s running out to shore up scholarships — Santa Fe New Mexican Editorial



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