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Author(s):Bedsworth, W., Colby, S., and Doctor, J
Title:Reclaiming the American dream
Short Description:With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this study from The Bridgespan Group analyzes different academic and social supports to determine which ones make the greatest difference in helping low-income youth prepare for and succeed in college.
Annotation:With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this study from The Bridgespan Group analyzes different academic and social supports to determine which ones make the greatest difference in helping low-income youth prepare for and succeed in college. Some supports that were found to have a significant correlation with college matriculation include: expecting and taking a college-preparatory curriculum, believing that college is necessary for a desired career, friends' plans to go to college, college visits with parents, and applying for financial aid.
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Associated Keywords:
College Access
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness

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