Casey Selix

Meet five students who got a jump on college

Kristi LaFollette felt restless in her sophomore year of high school. Sheena Thao, daughter of Hmong immigrants, wanted to prepare for the rigors of college and save money. Eben Danielson…

Low-income and at-risk students the focus for dual-credit programs

Even though Minnesota frequently ranks at or near the top of the nation in average ACT composite scores, “dramatic achievement and test participation gaps persist for students of color,” according…

New dual-credit trends emerge as pioneering Post-Secondary Education Options turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, Minnesota became the first state to pay for high-school juniors and seniors to earn college credits that also counted toward their high-school diplomas. More than 110,000 Minnesotans…