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ERIC Number: EJ985410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep-17
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Program for At-Risk Students Helps College, Too
Carlson, Scott
Chronicle of Higher Education, Sep 2012
The author introduces a new program that brings city kids who really need college to a private rural campus that really needs kids. Under the program, called Pipelines Into Partnership, a handful of urban high schools and community organizations--the groups that know their kids beyond the black and white of their transcripts--determine which students have the guts, tenacity, and desperate need for a four-year college education, far from the temptations and distractions of the city. On those recommendations, Southern Vermont College accepts students who often come from fractured families and tough neighborhoods in Harlem, Brooklyn, and Schenectady. The program is just starting its second year--still in a pilot phase, with a total of 32 students out of a student body of about 550. And yet the Pipeline program seems to have been transformative for this little-known, remote college, which has in the past struggled with retention and daunting financial challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont