At 25, Running Start is a success. Now it must attract students who need it the most.

Nia Hall heads down a hallway at Garfield High School to attend her calculus class. The Garfield High student’s family recently moved to Shoreline, which has lengthened her commute.  (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
(Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

The dual-credit program that allows students to get college credits while in high school at little cost is proving to be a national model, but benefiting most are middle-class students who planned to go to college anyway.

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