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from KIPP to college
Updated September 26, 2019
KIPP charter schools are getting more students to college — but it’s not clear yet whether more are getting diplomas
Students who attended a KIPP middle school a decade ago were 13 percentage points more likely to enroll in college as a result, according to a new study.
Ready or not
September 18, 2019
A Newark student dreams of completing college. But first he must survive summer ‘boot camp.’
Yamin Reddick is determined to earn a college degree. But first, he must survive a summer "boot camp" designed to prepare disadvantaged high schoolers for college.
September 17, 2019
Can virtual advising shift where students go to college? Yes, but only a bit.
According to one study, students with access to CollegePoint were nearly 3 percentage points more likely to enroll in a college with a graduation rate over 70%.
September 10, 2019
The College Board says it’s tried to reduce inequity in college admissions. A new book argues it hasn’t
The book catalogs instances where the College Board spun, obscured, or downplayed unfavorable research findings.
June 13, 2019
A Newark charter school celebrates its first graduates — from college
Like a growing number of high schools, People's Prep has expanded its mission from simply graduating students to ensuring that they attend and complete college.
nudge to nowhere
May 31, 2019
The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids into better colleges. It didn’t work.
“Our interventions led to no change in the likelihood or sector of college enrollment,” the new paper, largely written by in-house researchers at the College Board, says.
May 23, 2019
Two Memphis students have done everything together – including earning full-tuition scholarships to college
When Aaliyah Allen and Roy Antoine walked across the stage during graduation exercises at their Memphis high school Saturday, they capped off four years together.
To and Through
April 4, 2019
Can scholarship dollars help solve the college ‘undermatching’ problem? This charter network wants to find out
The network’s Brooklyn board approved a plan to offer scholarships to students who opt to attend a more expensive school with a higher graduation rate.
November 6, 2018
Here’s the letter announcing Michael Milkie’s departure from Noble Network
“The board intends to further review the situation," said Allan Muchin, the chairman.
Student & School Performance
September 24, 2018
Chicago is sending more high schoolers to college — but how to get them to graduate?
Senior Tanariya Thompson, 17, said she and her friends at Michele Clark Magnet High School are constantly asking each other about where they…
To and Through
September 19, 2018
Newark’s post-grad paradox: More students are entering college, but few earn degrees
Just 23 percent of Newark high-school graduates earn a college degree within six years. Officials want to change that.
September 5, 2018
Indianapolis’ new idea to get kids through college: Stop small stumbles from becoming big barriers
Many students are capable of college coursework and could qualify for financial aid — but too many of them are failing at the logistics of getting into college.
August 24, 2018
Aurora to build $8 million building, swapping for college tuition discounts
The Aurora school board approved the lease for the deal with CSU-Global.
Listening Tour 2018
August 15, 2018
5 bold ideas for how Chicago can send more kids through college
It takes resilience and a lot of support to launch students on the path to college, let alone get through Year One.
August 10, 2018
Few New York City students benefit from free college tuition, report finds
New York City students largely aren’t benefiting from the state’s program promising free college tuition, according to numbers released Friday by a nonpartisan…
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