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Summary: New Ideas About Attracting Low-Income Students to College

Publication Date: August 6, 2002

Author: General Manager: FSA School Channel

Summary: New Ideas About Attracting Low-Income Students to College

Posted on August 6, 2002

The Chronicle of Higher Education is sponsoring a live, online discussion on an unusual experiment designed to identify ways to encourage more low-income students to enroll in college, on Thursday, August 8, at 1 p.m., U.S. Eastern time. The experiment tried to measure whether intensive college counseling of low-income high-school students could result in higher college-going rates, and preliminary results indicate that the counseling made a significant difference.

In the online discussion, Thomas J. Kane, a professor at UCLA who is one of the lead researchers on the project, will answer questions about the experiment and its implications for higher-education policy.

Read an article about the project, join the discussion with Mr. Kane, and pose questions or comments for him to reply to (advance questions are encouraged and may be posted now) at:

A transcript of the discussion will be posted at that URL when the chat is over.

Last Modified: 08/05/2002