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Baltimore students get a "taste of normalcy" at center for remote learning

Nov 12, 2020
Amid the pandemic, about 1,000 of the most vulnerable students have been attending a form of in-person school.
Christian Muñoz Aguilar sits at his workstation. The 11-year-old helped supervise his four siblings while trying to do his own schoolwork.
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Work-study program helps low-income students cover the cost of tuition while they attend private school

Jun 4, 2018
For many lower-income families, the cost of private school tuition can seem out of reach. But a nationwide network of private schools has found a way to help subsidize that cost. The program only accepts students below the poverty line as part of a unique model of work-for-tuition. In Atlanta, students work at a business […]

Principals at low-income schools often leave, but this one has stayed 17 years

May 30, 2017
Bertie Simmons, 83, now leads a $10 million endeavor at her Houston high school.
On a recent school day, Furr High School’s Principal Bertie Simmons listens to a freshman read his first essay.
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A new approach to increasing low-income college grads

Mar 24, 2016
An Education Department report highlights only those schools that do a good job
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College enrollment drops among low-income students

Nov 24, 2015
Despite billions of dollars invested, college access still lags.

How one Chicago high school built a college culture

Oct 16, 2015
College access is part of everyone's job at George Washington High School.