Report: High school academic rigor would help address growing Mass. college grad shortage

Mass Insight study calls for expanding advanced coursework in high school to address workforce need

BOSTON – Aug. 28 – Massachusetts’ economy, facing a severe shortage of college graduates, would benefit from the expansion of rigorous high school coursework that prepares students for success in college and beyond, according to a new study by Mass Insight Education & Research. The changing demographics in Massachusetts add urgency to the problem as the population grows with workers less likely to attend college, creating an imperative to increase the availability of college-level coursework and other rigorous high school curricula.

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