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Focusing on Students

Opportunities await for those who serve the college-bound crowd.

This story appears in the September 2008 issue of Start Up.

On one end of the college-planning spectrum, advanced students are competing for coveted spots at the top universities. The CollegeBoard, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping students get a college education, recently reported that more than 15 percent of the public high school class of 2007 achieved a grade of 3 or higher--

which is thought to be an indication of college success--on at least one advanced-placement test. In 2002, that figure was less than 12 percent.

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