The New York Times: A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Led by Bloomberg Philanthropies, a coalition of educational institutions has set out to raise the number of top-performing students from the bottom half of the income distribution who attend a college with a high six-year graduation rate from one in three to one in every two students. Success of the ambitious, five-year goal will rely on partners, such as the College Advising Corps, to provide the supports high achieving low-income students often lack as they consider their post-secondary options. Davidson College became a CAC host site this year-the first cadre of Davidson advisers (all alumni) currently are serving in North Carolina schools.

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  • October 28, 2014