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NMEF Launches $200 Million College and Career Readiness Strategy

Post date: 
October 26th, 2015
Article Type: 
AGM Member News
Article Topic: 
Education

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced a five-year, $200 million initiative to reshape public education so that 80 percent of high school graduates are college- and career-ready. According to the foundation, by 2018 more than 60 percent of all jobs will require some level of postsecondary education and training. But data from the New England Secondary School Consortium shows that while more students are graduating from high school, only 50 percent of graduates overall and 32 percent of low-income graduates have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed after high school.

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