Tenn. Launches $2.4M College Advising Program

May 24, 2016

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced last week the launch of a $2.4 million advising program that will add college counselors to 30 public high schools this fall, reported The Tennessean.

The counselors will work with the state's 10,000 juniors and seniors to help them enroll in colleges and universities. The program, called Advise TN, is an extension of the state's Drive to 55 initiative, which includes the Tennessee Promise.

In order to participate, high schools must have an average college-going rate below the three-year state average of 58.5 percent. The high schools that are selected for the program will have an Advise TN counselor for three years, and they're expected to pay some of the counselor's wages. The state will hire and train the counselors this summer.

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