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The Shelton School District is among about two dozen in the state receiving help from a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant because a low percentage of its graduates go on to college.

At the Shelton School Board meeting on Nov. 14, Superintendent Wyeth Jessee talked about the program. He said he attended a Gates Foundation gathering the previous day, and two statistics "rang out" to him: that Washington ranks 49th among the 50 states for the number of high school graduates who go on to two- and four-year colleges, and that "in the future, 70 percent of the jobs that will be around in the yea...


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