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ERIC Number: ED561114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
New Haven Promise: An Early Look at College Preparation, Access, and Enrollment of New Haven Public School Students (2010-2013). Brief
Gonzalez, Gabriella C.; Bozick, Robert; Daugherty, Lindsay; Scherer, Ethan; Singh, Reema; Suárez, Mónica Jacobo; Ryan, Sarah; Schweig, Jonathan
RAND Corporation
In New Haven, stakeholders looking to enhance the city's economic development, attract more residents, reduce crime and incarceration, and improve residents' quality of life embarked on a new scholarship program that seeks to build a college-going culture for local students and the community as an avenue to achieve these goals. Recognizing that many capable students might need financial or social support to enter and graduate from college, the City of New Haven, New Haven Public Schools (NHPS), and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announced New Haven Promise in 2010 with financial support from Yale University. New Haven Promise complements NHPS' comprehensive K-12 school reform initiative--School Change--which also launched in 2010. In June 2013, the Board of Directors of New Haven Promise asked RAND to assess the progress School Change and Promise have made toward their goals. Because the programs had been in operation for only a short time and had been designed to be strategically implemented over time (2010-2015 for School Change and 2010-2014 for Promise), RAND focused this initial research effort on short-term progress. This brief highlights the study findings specific to Promise: college preparation, access, and enrollment. Findings are based on college enrollment data and focus groups with Promise Scholars and parents of Promise Scholars. [For the full report, see ED561147; for the technical appendices, see ED561149; for a related brief, see ED561142.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation; New Haven Public Schools (NHPS)
Authoring Institution: RAND Education
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut