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Early College at Irondale High School: News

Early College at Irondale is drawing the attention of national and state leaders. In January 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Irondale for a Town Hall meeting featuring 400 community members and speakers including the Governor and representatives from the U.S. Senate and Minnesota Department of Education. Click here to view photos from the event and see below for news coverage of the event and the Early College program.

In the Media

Pioneer Press, January 20, 2012

"This opens a whole new opportunity for students to get prepared for post-secondary success. Irondale High School is absolutely leading the way for the state. "
-- Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education


"This program is one of the state's most comprehensive partnerships between a high school and our state colleges. I hope to see it used as a model across Minnesota. "
-- Dr. Steven Rosenstone, Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)


"I'll be the first in my family to go through college. That will make my whole family proud."
-- Nate McGee, Irondale 9th-grader

"I know this is a big opportunity. "
-- Lexzi Schobe, Irondale 9th-grader

"We'll be saving a lot. "
-- Daniel Orozco, Irondale 9th-grader

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