Behind the Headline: Why Poor Students’ College Plans ‘Melt’ Over The Summer
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Why Poor Students’ College Plans Melt Over the Summer
NPR| July 16, 2013
Behind the Headline
No Excuses Kids Go To College
Education Next |Spring 2013
NPR looks into the “summer melt” phenomenon — the large number of poor high school students who say they are continuing on to college but fail to show up in the fall. Robert Pondiscio wrote about what high flying charter schools that serve poor children are doing to help their graduates make it to college and succeed there.