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Pillager schools join University of Minnesota effort

Pillager schools join University of Minnesota effort

PILLAGER — Pillager High School has been selected to participate in a partnership with the University of Minnesota to help young people reach their highest potential. Ramp-Up to Readiness is a college preparedness program designed to help Minnesota middle and high school students succeed at the next level whether they choose a four-year college or university, or a technical or community college.

High Schools in this cohort are part of an important study funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences as part of work by Midwest Regional Educational Laboratory (REL Midwest). The study aims to better understand the processes and interventions that enhance college-going, college completion, and workforce success.

According to a growing body of research, by 2018, more than 70 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require some form of education past high school.

For more details about the program, visit

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