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Education Department calls for K-12 pathway programs, outreach to boost college access

October 2, 2023

Via: K-12 Dive

K-12 college counseling, targeted outreach and pathway programs for high school students can serve as strategies to encourage underserved students to apply to college in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision overturning race-conscious admissions, according to a U.S. Department of Education report issued Thursday.

The Supreme Court decision, which said race-conscious college admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill violate the 14th Amendment, was speculated to negatively impact the pipeline of racially and socioeconomically diverse high school students into postsecondary education.

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