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Malik Bush and John Miller to Lead Center for School Change

Malik Bush and John Miller are CSC’s new co-directors. Bush understands intimately the obstacles faced by people of color—and particularly black males—in pursuing college degrees. Bush spent several years directing computing programs and taught  at Dunwoody Institute, seven years in various roles at TIES, and several years developing a computer services business in Chicago. He(…)

Important Dual Credit Info for Families

Here is a newly revised comparison chart of dual credit programs available to Minnesota students.  Click on the link below to download the document. The chart compares important information on 5 of the most common dual credit programs available: Advanced Placement (AP), Concurrent Enrollment (ex: College In the Schools/CIS), International Baccalaureate, Post Secondary Enrollment Options(…)

Just released: New report on PSEO in MN

  CSC has just released this new report on the status of the Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program in Minnesota. The report details the findings of a statewide study of Minnesota public high schools. Among other findings, this report shows that the vast majority of high schools in Minnesota are not providing “up-to-date” information on(…)

Dual credit and career/tech help raise graduation rates

New data from the Minnesota Department of Education shows a side-by-side comparison of high school graduation rates for various student groups across Minnesota.  The chart below shows 4-year high school graduation rates overall for students, for those who took 2-3 career and technical courses, and those who took at least 1 concurrent enrollment or PSEO course.(…)

Triple Digit Gains & 82% Success Rate!

Check out our latest report on the Increasing College Readiness project. It shows that we have helped produce triple digit gains in the enrollment of urban (sometimes ‘alternative’) St. Paul students taking college level courses.  Additionally, students taking these courses for college credit have had an overall completion rate of 82%. See the new data, what district(…)