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What's The Best Way For Low Income Students To Get To College?

Dec 1, 2015

For many of us, ‘tis the season for shopping, and holiday glee. But for high school seniors, it’s the time of year where their thoughts turn to college and where they’ll be next fall. Unfortunately for most graduates of Baltimore City public schools who enter college there is the need to take remedial courses before they start on college-level work. A new report from the Fund For Educational Excellence finds that students also need sharper understanding of independence, time management and finances.

In this hour of Midday, we’ll talk to Cassie Motz of the College Bound Foundation, Joe Fisher of First Generation College Bound, and hear from students they’ve worked with including Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott, and Neyesia Lawrence, a junior at Towson University.