High School Reforms to Improve First-Gen Outcomes

This talk explains a series of instructional and structural reforms to increase college persistence among first-gen, low-income, youth of color. School leaders and educational researchers devised a schoolwide reform model to alter curriculum and instruction, expand student leadership and choice, and improve college advising and support. The project asserts that small, but significant reforms in high school promote college success and persistence for underrepresented youth.

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Ted Domers

Carver High School for Engineering and Science

Erika Kitzmiller

Barnard College, Columbia University

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Talk

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Session

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Equity

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Deep Understanding