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ERIC Number: EJ857696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Proven Pathways to Success for Minority Students
McGlynn, Angela Provitera
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n9 p42-45 May 2009
What if this nation could solve the college graduation gap between whites and many minority and low-income students? Not only would this positively affect the lives of low-income students, minority students, and those first in their families to go to college, it would better prepare everyone to meet the economic and global challenges that threaten America's future. A new Education Sector report, "Graduation Rate Watch: Making Minority Student Success a Priority," claims that not only is it possible to bridge that gap, it is already being done at some institutions. Florida State University's (FSU) success in this regard can be attributed to a systematic, well-planned approach that has many components. Named CARE, an acronym for the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, the program was initiated in 2000. In 2001, FSU's graduation rate gap was minus 3%. Already better than average, but by 2006, FSU had eliminated the gap and was graduating black students at a historic rate. This article presents the highlights of the CARE program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida