- President Obama set to convene rare meeting of large group of college leaders
- Research suggests that top colleges could attract many more high-achieving, low-income students
- Reed College eliminates application fee to increase applications from low-income students
- Intervening with high performing, low-income students changes enrollment patterns, study finds
- Study says many highly talented low-income students never apply to top colleges
Building on research earlier this year that showed colleges are failing to reach high-achieving, low-income students, two researchers on Wednesday called for a nationwide expansion of a pilot program that sends information packets to those students. In a discussion paper for the Hamilton Project, part of the Brookings Institution, the researchers, Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University and Sarah Turner of the University of Virginia, renewed a call from their earlier work for sending high-achieving poor students information about their college options in a partnership with the College Board or ACT.
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