It’s a question that looms large at this stage of education reform: How can the Commonwealth help more kids earn a college degree? That’s a particular challenge for low-income students, who are less likely to enroll in the first place and more prone to drop out when they hit an academic bump.
One approach that has shown real promise is exposing students to college courses, and the college experience, while they are still in high school. Around the country, early college programs boost students’ interest in college and give them a head start on course work. The average participant accrues a semester’s worth of college credits by the time she or he graduates from high school. Read more here.
Excerpt: The Boston Globe Editorial, April 2017