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
Secy. of Education Duncan praises Minn. efforts, improvements
Minnesota Public Radio, January 20, 2012
Pioneer Press, January 20, 2012
KARE 11, January 20, 2012
Minn. High School to Offer College Associate Degree
KSTP, January 20, 2012
Irondale's new college-in-high-school program to be on display at town hall with Arne Duncan, Minnpost.com, January 19, 2012
Irondale High School to get visit from U.S. education secretary
Pioneer Press, January 17, 2012
Program Gives Irondale Students A Head Start On College
WCCO, January 17, 2012
More Minnesota students go for high school - college twofer
Star Tribune, January 10, 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. "
"I'll be the first in my family to go through college. That will make my whole family proud."
"I know this is a big opportunity. "
"We'll be saving a lot. "