Behind the Headline: Graduates from Low-Performing D.C. Schools Face Tough College Road

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Graduates from Low-Performing D.C. Schools Face Tough College Road
Washington Post| 6/17/13

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No Excuses Kids Go to College
Education Next |Spring 2013

Valedictorians from low-performing inner-city high schools are headed to top colleges, but many will find that they are seriously unprepared for the rigor of college courses. In the Washington Post, Emma Brown talks with some former valedictorians from public high schools in D.C. about the academic challenges they encountered in college. In the Spring 2013 issue of Education Next, Robert Pondiscio looked at the challenges faced by another type of first-generation college students — graduates of high-flying urban charter schools like KIPP — and what is being done to help these students succeed on campus.

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