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Success in college starts in high school, report says

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A new report released by the National School Boards Association indicates that a student's high school experience can have an impact on success and persistence in college. 

More demanding math classes, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes, and frequent academic advising in high school are all linked to the likelihood of a student earning a degree in college.

Reports the Chicago Tribune: 

The findings were applauded by many area educators and confirm what they see in their own students, they said.

"I'm really excited about these findings," said Elizabeth Dozier, principal of Fenger High School in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, which has added counselors and a more challenging curriculum. "Many of our kids get a college acceptance letter, but they never make it. This means that, with the steps we're taking now, we're definitely on the right track."
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