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D.C. wants more kids to finish college. Here’s what it would take. | The Washington Post

May 06, 2024
  • D.C. Policy Center

On May 5, 2024, the D.C. Policy Center was cited by the Washington Post:

There are other reasons to celebrate: More D.C. students are finishing high school and, after years of decline, the most recent data shows that the share of students enrolling in college saw a modest improvement in 2022. But the city still has a problem with college completion — roughly 18 out of 100 ninth-graders will finish college within six years of graduating high school, according to an estimate from the D.C. Policy Center, a local think tank.

Read More: D.C. wants more kids to finish college. Here’s what it would take.

Additional reading: State of D.C. Schools, 2022-23: Challenges to pandemic recovery in a new normal


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