Pre-medial interventions for college-going students while they’re still in high school – Join the Fordham Institute on TKTK for a live discussion with JFYNetWorks on how we can ensure that students make it to college with the skills to succeed.
October 26, 2015 – BOSTON, MA – When underprepared students enter postsecondary education, they face steep odds. 90 percent of individuals who start community college in remedial courses leave without any sort of credential. And for low-income students, who make up 70 percent of those taking remedial courses, the odds are truly devastating. Such students have no better chance at a good- paying job—or a middle class lifestyle—than those who don’t try college at all. They leave with nothing but debt and regret.
This bleak prospect faces over two million students each year across the US. With our slipping college graduation rate and declining workforce skills, it weakens our social fabric and threatens our economic future.
How can we address this crisis before students reach campus? What measures need to be put into place to ensure that kids who aspire to college do not graduate high school underprepared?
Some high-school intervention programs have seen great success. JFYNetWorks is one that has demonstrated results in helping students reduce remedial requirements in Boston and other school districts. It’s time that policymakers help bring high school-based college readiness programs to scale.
Join the Fordham Institute on TKTK for a live discussion on how we can ensure that students make it to college with the skills they need to succeed, with a particular focus on intervention programs that close skill gaps while they are still in high school.
November 05, 2015 – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Gary Kaplan, Executive Director, JFYNetWorks (pictured right)
Damon Smith, Headmaster, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
This event will be webcast. Visit the event page, at 4:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 5, to watch the proceedings live.