Unmet Promises: High-Achieving, Low-Income Students
Unmet Promises is an occasional series examining the challenges facing disadvantaged students who show academic potential.
Researchers and educators are collaborating in 13 rural Virginia districts to develop lessons that speak to academically promising students through their surroundings. Read the Story
Academic and emotional supports are needed to help gifted students from low-income families thrive at public residential schools. Read the Story
A combination of factors keeps academically talented low-income students from getting the advanced instruction they need to reach their full potential.
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At the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, teachers say students’ diverse backgrounds deepen learning for everyone. Read the Story
Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups. Read the Story
By building on its Navajo students' culture, the STAR School is giving some graduates the confidence to seek a college education far from home.
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Concerns that too many qualified students are missing out on financial assistance have prompted calls to make the FAFSA process easier and more accessible. Read the Story
High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college. Read the Story
A recruiter for highly selective Gettysburg College scours schools for high-achieving low-income and minority prospects. Read the Story