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Getting Low-Income Students Into Top Universities


Students from low-income families often don’t apply to the best schools in the country. Ivy League universities like Harvard have noticed and are trying to figure out how best to connect with those students.

Yesterday’s show Here & Now featured a story from Houston’s public radio station KUHF that looks at how one program there is tackling this issue head-on.

Houston Program Connects Low-Income Students With Top CollegesROBIN YOUNG, HOST: It’s HERE AND NOW. Harvard recently announced the start of a new campaign to encourage more low-income students to apply to elite schools, which have been criticized for not doing enough to recruit gifted students of little means.

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New Film About Teachers Includes Coppell Schools Grad


A new documentary about teachers is coming to CBS this fall. The two-hour TV special Teach will focus on the year-in-the-life of four public school teachers during the 2012-13 school year. One of them is Lindsay Chinn, a 2003 graduate of Coppell High School. Chinn teaches at Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College in Denver, Colorado.

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Jerry Harris

Spending The Summer Off School, But Under Contract


Like most 14-year-olds, Jerry Harris is out of school for the summer. That means time to take it easy and hang out with friends. But for Jerry, it also means a contract — one that he wrote — to start many mornings at 5:30 a.m. and, as he printed in block letters, to “WORK.”

Jerry’s one of the students KERA is following all the way through high school in the series Class of ’17, part of the station’s American Graduate initiative. And as tough as that summer contract might be, even tougher is what comes in just three weeks: high school.

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