Penn. To Pilot Early Graduation

Madeline Scanlon never bought into the idea of high school. As a freshman, the Moon teenager started taking college classes. She will graduate Friday after just three years of high school.

“College leads you to where you’re going in life, but high school just leads you to college. Why wait to get there?” said Scanlon, 17, who will attend the University of Pittsburgh this fall. “It’s not for everyone, though. You really have to be dedicated to doing it.”

Starting in fall 2012, Pennsylvania will become a testing ground for the National Center on Education and the Economy, a Washington-based nonprofit that advocates allowing students to graduate from high school in as few as two years if they want to.

Read full article Pennsylvania to test high school graduation in as little as 2 years by Daveen Rae Kurutz in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


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