DC's New Partnership to Raise College Graduation

Mar 11, 2021

12:30pm – 1:00pm CT

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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Irma Becerra

Marymount University

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Lewis Ferebee

DC Public Schools

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Arthur Mola

Cardozo Education Campus

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Harry L Williams

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund