ERIC Number: ED499803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Supporting All Students to Graduate from School with the Requirements for Entering College: Learning from the ENLACE Experience
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Research makes it clear that the critical factor in whether a student succeeds in college is the "quality and intensity" of the curriculum he or she takes in high school. For many Latino students, access to a high-quality, rigorous K-12 curriculum is limited. In those states where there was an existing movement to align the local P-16 educational pathway, ENLACE partnerships connected with that movement. The policy changes needed broad policy actors at the local level, school district, and state levels. The ENLACE partnerships brought a feeder pathway of schools and community colleges and universities that could pilot test policy changes. The ENLACE sites learned that while the core issue of curricular standards is academic, the solutions lie in an integrated approach. These include: changing curricular policies, advocating for a default college-prep curriculum, providing student social and academic supports, and empowering parents and families to help their children get on the college track. A brief list of resources is included.
Descriptors: High Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Access to Education, School Readiness, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Course Content, Hispanic American Students
W. K. Kellogg Foundation. One Michigan Avenue East, Battle Creek, MI 49015. Tel: 269-968-1611; Fax: 269-969-2693; Web site: http://www.wkkf.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Identifiers - Location: California; New Mexico