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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.
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…
March 13, 2018
In-state tuition bill for Tennessee’s undocumented immigrants clears first legislative hurdle
The bill would provide in-state tuition to any student who attends a Tennessee high school for at least three years, regardless of their immigration status.
January 22, 2018
Colorado’s biggest universities were left off a report on how high schools set up their graduates for college success
A Plus Colorado has withdrawn a report based on faulty state data, and Chalkbeat has removed a corresponding article whose premise may have been incorrect.
January 12, 2018
As Washington decides their fate, ‘Dreamers’ preparing for college are stuck in limbo
These students aren’t just breathlessly waiting to learn whether they’ll be accepted into college -- they’re waiting to see whether they have a future in this country.
December 6, 2017
New York’s free-college program comes with a big catch: Students who fall off track risk losing their scholarships
One early sign of the program’s effectiveness will be whether students can keep up with their classwork.
July 18, 2017
My high school told me to apply to 100 colleges — and I almost lost myself in the process
"High schools have become obsessed with million-dollar scholars, and it’s hurting students," says Anisah Karim of Memphis.
May 17, 2017
‘I have hidden my legal status for 11 years’: A disillusioned high school senior speaks out
A new group called Teens Take Charge recently hosted an open-mic event featuring the voices of high school students from across the city. Here's what they said.
April 11, 2017
Tennessee House committee denies in-state tuition to 13,000 immigrant students
One again, the bill dies by a single vote in front of a packed audience that included students who would have benefitted from more affordable tuition.
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