What can we do to help low-income kids graduate from college?

August 21, 2019 | USA Today

For the first, time it seems possible that we’re figuring out how to accomplish an agonizingly elusive goal: ensuring that low-income students not just enter college but complete college.

The latest evidence emerged this week when Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a national college readiness nonprofit found in many high-poverty schools, released its college success numbers. AVID, which works with teachers to guide low-income, minority students into college-prep pathways — and give them the tools to succeed — was able to track its 82,807 alumni from three graduating classes.

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