“Summer Melt”

It’s about more than hot temperatures.

Researchers at Harvard found that low income, under-prepared  students who plan on going to community college, often don’t  follow through on attending.  Something happens or in this case doesn’t happen during the summer after high school  graduation and before starting college that causes some students’ intentions to go to college to “melt”.  For low income community college bound  students, in particular, upwards of 40% of them  don’t show up to classes in the fall.

Take a listen to the NPR story that was on Morning Edition a couple of days ago  about how one community is dealing with  summer “melt”.



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