by Carjamin Scott on June 21, 2018, at 5:03 p.m. CST
According to a report published by the American Council on Education’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, students enrolled at four-year Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) go from the lowest income quintile to the top income quintile at a higher rate than four-year non minority serving institutions. The same is true for students enrolled at Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Minority serving institutions (MSIs) are credited for educating students of color from families with low economic resources and educational attainment at a higher rate than non-MSIs, even while financially disadvantaged.
Minority serving institutions (MSIs) are credited for educating students of color from families with low economic resources and educational attainment at a higher rate than non-MSIs. The report further concludes that, MSIs are “engines of upward mobility for millions of students, and play this role even while the majority of MSIs are at a financial disadvantage when compared to non-MSIs.” Here are some facts from the report.
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by Carjamin Scott on May 27, 2018, at 3:20 p.m. CST
Under the leadership of Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee is now one of the first states to offer two years of free college tuition to adults. Interested adults can complete a student passport to receive guidance from a TN Reconnect advisor. This last dollar scholarship is available to those who are attending college for the first time, veterans and service members, and those returning to finish a degree.
The Tennesee Reconnect grant can be used at over 50 institutions across the state, including the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology, Tennessee Community Colleges, Tennessee Public Universities, Tennesee Independent Colleges and Universities and select Private For-Profit Colleges. The full list of participating institutions is here. View the infographic below for eligibility requirements and click here to apply. Continue reading “Adult Tennesseans Can Go To College for Free with the TN Reconnect Grant.”
by Carjamin Scott on May 26, 2018, at 2:13 p.m. CST
The College for TN website provides Tennessee residents with the information they need to attend college for free and plan their careers. Upon accessing the site, you will notice the following categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, parent, adult learner, and educator. Each section is loaded with information to help students make informed college and career choices.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is possibly the most asked question to young people. Yes, even in kindergarten, students need to determine what types of jobs and careers they are interested in. On the College for TN website, you can learn about Career Town. Career Town is an online interactive village of games for students to inspire their career path. It is designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Below Career Town is Kids Search. Kids Search is a resource that provides students, parents, tutors, and educators with worksheet activities that supplement the online games.
If you are a parent of a middle school student or middle school guidance counselor, please encourage your middle schooler to register on the College for TN website. When a student reaches 6th grade or is a least 13 years of age, it is time to begin choosing a career path. This section of the website provides middle schoolers with the information they need to get started with college and career planning. After your middle schooler logs in, she will have access to lessons and activities which will help her make informed college and career path decisions.
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