- Young black grads told they still have much work to do (suntimes.com)
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ graduation rate climbs to 81% (charlotteobserver.com)
- 5 Schools With High Graduation Rates (theroot.com)
- Lupe Fiasco Encourages Teens; Blasts Chicago High Schools (allhiphop.com)
They did it again!
““I’ve been waiting for a game like this,” Williams said. “These are the games that I live to coach in when it’s a tight ball game, when you’re challenged and your team is challenged. Last year, it was kind of irritating because we had a lead and I was just afraid we were going to give it up. This year, we had to try to win this all the way through and it’s just a testament to our kids and the work that they put in.””
“Most low-income students who have top test scores and grades do not even apply to the nation’s best colleges, according to a new analysis of every high school student who took the SAT in a recent year.”
“Many top low-income students instead attend community colleges or four-year institutions closer to their homes, the study found. The students often are unaware of the amount of financial aid available or simply do not consider a top college because they have never met someone who attended one, according to the study’s authors, other experts and high school guidance counselors.”