Michigan tries to close "college access gap" with more guidance counselors

Mar 30, 2015

Ron French of Bridge Magazine (right), with Current State host Mark Bashore.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

All over Michigan, there are high school students who perform well enough on assessments to attend a four-year university. However, some of them, especially those in low-income and rural districts, do not pursue that path. It's created what some are calling a "college access gap." What sometimes makes the difference is school guidance counseling.

Recently implemented state and federal programs are seeking to beef up the number of counselors in low-income and rural school districts to keep the college option alive for these students.

Current State speaks with Ron French, who wrote about this effort and the "college access gap" recently in Bridge Magazine.

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