First Time/First Generation College-Goers

Challenges to Achieving College and Career Readiness: Equity, Education Systems and Adequate Resources

The National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, in collaboration with the American Youth Policy Forum and the Educational Policy Improvement Center, hosted an invitation-only “College and Career Readiness Symposium: The Role of Technical Assistance in Actualizing College and Career Readiness,” in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2012. During the Symposium, presenters and participants discussed several challenges to achieving college and career readiness.

The Challenges of College Access and Success

On May 23, 2012, Let’s Get Ready, an organization focused on improving college access among disadvantaged youth hosted an event called, “The Challenges of College Access and Success.” Held at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, the event featured panelists Wendy Ault, Executive Director of the MELMAC Foundation; Janice Bonanno, Associate Vice President for Student Services at Bunker Hill Community College; Mary Bourque, Superintendent of Chelsea Public Schools; Greg Darnieder, Assistan

Creating Equitable College-Going Cultures in High Schools

Last year, the National College Access Network (NCAN), Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California, Boston Public Schools, and ICF Macro collaborated on NCAN’s Student Success Toolkit Demonstration Project, piloting CUE’s Equity Scorecard™ in two Boston high schools.


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