Providing College Courses to Low-Income High School Students

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Giving Compass’ Take:

• Lauren Barack writes about how institutions are preparing high schoolers for college, providing higher education courses for low-income students.

• How important is it for students to have the preparation for higher education before they get there? How are you supporting programs that are providing college courses to marginalized students?

• Learn more about the implications of providing college courses as a mandate in high schools.


A hundred 11th- and 12th-grade students in New York City will be able to take a free online criminal justice course, “Introduction to Criminal Justice,” from Howard University during the 2020-21 school year as part of a partnership with the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab, District Administration reports.

Other partnerships are also underway with colleges and universities, via the non-profit, including Yale University, the University of Connecticut and Arizona State University. All will focus on expanding opportunities to low-income students and students of color.

Howard University is specifically eyeing the partnership as a way to introduce historically black colleges and universities to more students,…



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