A fantastic piece on State University of New York at Stony Brook and their Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). It’s a three part program that leads to 65% graduation rate for Latino students. An impressive number given colleges in general graduate about 40% of Latino college students.
Take a look – you’ll be impressed with the support and commitment given to these at-risk students. Stony Brook provides a model for other schools to follow. While there are many strategies “on the shelf,” here we have an approach that demonstrates solid results. It’s interesting to note funding is still an issue given the success of the program.
Once again PBS provides a quality and insightful perspective regarding Latinos and other minorities in higher education. Enjoy!