Getting into college is one thing, but staying in school and graduating can be a difficult task for some of the country’s most vulnerable students. What more can colleges and universities do to retain minority, low-income, foster and veteran students? NewsHour held a special Twitter chat on college retention rates as part 3 of our series on higher education.
Our guests included Jon Marcus (@JonMarcusBoston), education reporter for the Hechinger Report. Marcus offers an in-depth look at college retention rates in the U.S. compared to countries around the world. We were also joined by Rusul Alrubail, whose experiences as a refugee shaped her career as an educator and writer on teacher development of cultural pedagogy. Rassan Salandy (@possefoundation) of the Posse Foundation also took part in the conversation. The foundation works with minority and low-income public high school students as well as military servicemen to provide support throughout their college matriculation.
Take a look at our recap below.