In order to achieve equity for all students and meet the workforce needs of our economy, we must have an education system that ensures high school completion and equips students with skills and resources required for lifelong learning and success.
The Gateway to College National Network policy agenda reflects our work with communities to build additional pathways for disconnected youth to achieve a high school diploma and a meaningful college credential.
Youth who have dropped out of high school need relevant pathways to reengage with education.
All students should receive robust college readiness curriculum and dual enrollment opportunities.
First generation and low-income students have dramatically higher rates of post-secondary success when they receive personalized, on-campus support including structured coaching and coordinated peer groups.
Post-secondary institutions must provide: