This article originally appeared on NY Daily News on October 12, 2019.
By Michael Elsen-Rooney
Low-income city students who take a college course while in high school are more likely to graduate college than their classmates who don’t take the challenging courses early on, a new study shows. An analysis by the education nonprofit Ed Trust tracked the educational outcomes of more than 100,000 New York public school students who graduated high school in 2012 and 2013 and started college the next year. The study that showed 65% of students who took a college-level course in high school finished college by 2018, compared to 55% of students who didn’t take the advanced classes.