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Idaho ranks Top 5 in new ed report

Idaho ended up with a top five ranking in a recent national report — and the results have some encouraging implications for work force development.

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracked the 536,351 students who received an associate’s degree in 2009-10.

Over the ensuing six years, 41 percent of these graduates parlayed an associate’s degree into a bachelor’s degree. In Idaho, that percentage was even higher.

Of the 2,326 Idahoans who received an associate’s degree in 2009-10, 1,147 received a bachelor’s degree within six years. That 49.3 percent figure ranked No. 4 in the nation/Kevin Richert, IdahoEdNews. More here.

Question: Now, this is an education survey involving Idaho that's worth celebrating. Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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