Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through

(Rochester, New York) – More people are attending college than ever before, but many aren't finishing. Among low-income students, only nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting college? What leads a few to beat the odds? In Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through, airing Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 9 p.m., American RadioWorks' Emily Hanford interviews young people trying to enter the ranks of the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances, and researchers investigating the nature of persistence.

American RadioWorks (ARW) is the highly acclaimed documentary unit of American Public Media. Its hour-long specials provide in-depth reporting on education and opportunity. 

Caption: YES Prep students at an informational session at the University of Oklahoma. YES Prep is a charter school network that serves a low-income population in Houston, Tex. and focuses on getting all of its students accepted into 4-year colleges.


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