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College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Following up on an earlier thread in the Postsecondary Completion group (Throwing Money at the Issue!), I found another model that tried to solve the college affordability puzzle and provides a lot of scaffolding to the participating students. This scaffolding come in the form of student success coaches, college success modules, and additional academic support. This particular program targets traditional high school students.

Throwing Money at the Issue!

We are seeing several initiatives in the K-12 and college completion world where students are being supported financially as an incentive for them to finish their degrees. What do you feel about this approach? Would it work for your students?

Here is a very interesting article on this strategy, Schools Prod Students Toward Diplomas With Tuition, Cash [LINK]. The article also refers to some interesting models that are being implemented right now and here is an excerpt:

National College Access Network 2014 Conference

THIS WILL BE CROSS-POSTED IN THE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, POSTSECONDARY COMPLETION, AND EVIDENCE-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS.

Hi all,

The 2014 National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference is scheduled for September 15 - 17, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ.

"NCAN's Mission -Our mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.

The conference announcement describes the following topic areas:

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