What Can We Do to Help Low-Income Kids Graduate from College?
Posted by AVID Center on 8/16/2019
By Richard Whitmire, USA Today Opinion contributor
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.