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NYC school touts ‘college-going culture’ — but is traditional higher ed for everyone?

Preparing students for college — and even making it seem like an attainable goal for some students — is a challenge for many schools. According to the Center for American Progress, an estimated 40-60% of first-year students require remediation in English, math or both once they reach higher ed.

Along with approaches like the one employed by WHEELS, high schools and higher education institutions, like Staten Island’s Port Richmond High School and Wagner College, have partnered in some cases to better prepare students — especially those who would be first-generation college attendees — and to build their confidence that attaining a degree is a possibility.

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