S.3326 - Pathways to College Act

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local education agencies to improve college access. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to local education agencies to improve college access. as introduced.
  • Short: Pathways to College Act as introduced.

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07/24/08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Pathways to College Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive five-year grants to local educational agencies that serve mostly high-need secondary schools for programs to increase the number of students from low-income families who attend college. Defines \"high-need

Official Summary

Pathways to College Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to award competitive five-year grants to local educational agencies that serve mostly high-need secondary schools for programs to increase the number of students from low-income families who attend college. Defines \"high-need secondary schools\" as those where at least one-half of the students are from low-income families.Requires grantees to use such funds to:
(1) train teachers and counselors to provide students with advice concerning postsecondary education;
(2) ensure that each student receives postsecondary information and planning assistance before the end of their first semester of secondary school;
(3) inform students and parents regarding the benefits, expenses, and financing of higher education; and
(4) ensure that their schools develop comprehensive, school-wide plans of action to strengthen their college-going culture.Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance to grantees in calculating and analyzing their college-going rates and adopting best practices for elevating such rates.Requires grantees to measure externally verified school-wide college enrollment, track data that leads to increased college-going, and evaluate the success of their grant activities.

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