How are KIPP’s New Orleans graduates doing in college? Danielle Dreilinger has a fascinating series in the Times-Picayune.
It helped Keishunn Johnson cope at Howard when he considered coming home to help care for his injured brother.
Private college was too expensive for Larionne Clark, who transferred to a public university.
Currently, 61 percent of KIPP New Orleans graduates are in college — most in four-year institutions — or the military. Here’s where they are.
Nationally, about 45 percent of low-income 18- to 24-year-olds are in college, according to the Pell Institute. Only 9 percent will earn a bachelor’s degree by the age of 24.
Dreilinger talks about the story here.