DC's New Partnership to Raise College Graduation
Since 2015, DC Public Schools (DCPS) has grown college enrollment by 13 percentage points, but still sees many students stopping short of college graduation. DCPS Persists, a new alumni support program, addresses that gap with a goal to raise the graduation rate 10% by 2025. We work across the higher ed/K-12 divide with five partner colleges to build feedback loops that will improve readiness at the K-12 level. We will discuss tackling the readiness gap from many angles to best serve students.
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