For first-year students headed to college this fall, their first semester of higher education is fraught with uncertainty. The usual in-person rituals and rites of passage won’t exist as the threat of the coronavirus upends on-campus learning and activities across the nation.
Even before the coronavirus, many college students never made it to graduation. The KIPP charter school network thinks it has a solution.
Chalkbeat has spent the last year following several 2019 Detroit high school grads through the challenging first year of college.
A report from a Michigan nonprofit highlights the struggles Detroit high school graduates face in college, and what can be done to help them.
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy's alumni success coordinator, Katherine Grow, traveled more than 2,600 miles in a single semester visiting graduates at their universities.
Certain policies, particularly tuition grants paired with intensive, in-college support, can substantially raise students’ chances of completing college.
In his new book, “The Years That Matter Most,” Paul Tough looks at why so many low-income students don't make it to college. Here's what he told us.
With so many under-prepared students getting trapped in basic skills classes, some colleges have experimented with online remediation — but the results have been mixed.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but a lot of the resources I experienced were new because of New York City’s recent initiative to get more students to college.
The initiatives differ in scope and length, but all reflect hope that extra help for first-generation college students and underrepresented students will pay off
'Nothing could have prepared me for what would happen once I got on campus.'
Chalkbeat Detroit last month launched a year-long series following four recent Detroit high school graduates through their first year of college.
Chalkbeat Detroit and Detroit Public Television are spending the year following Detroit graduates through their first year of college.
Yamin Reddick is determined to graduate from college and become Newark's next great leader. But first, he must make it through a summer "boot camp" designed to prepare disadvantaged high school graduates for college.
Chalkbeat Detroit is following four Detroit high school grads to see how prepared they are for the challenges of college.
In a new project, Chalkbeat reporters in Detroit and Newark are following recent high school graduates in their first year of college — a time when when many students fall off track.