For Students at Risk, Early College Proves a Draw

Tamar Lewin
February 22, 2010

How do you boost the odds of higher education success for high school students from non-college families? The Gates Foundation has been funding the Early College Initiative"organization targeting students from non-college families.

The New York Times reports on a North Carolina effort that eliminates the divide between high school and college, sending high school students to community colleges where they can earn high school and college credits for free.