Low Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education is spending $28 million to help low-income students pay for Advanced Placement exams. Many of these students take college level courses but can't afford to pay for the exams.

The Obama Administration is launching an experimental initiative to provide Pell grants to high school students enrolling in college courses. The initiative targets low-income students.

A study presents a new comparative tool to evaluate national progress toward closing the socioeconomic achievement gap. It finds that most states are missing the mark, but also many successful cases.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will launch a campaign on July 31st to offer safe and affordable after school programs to ethnic and low income students. Rep. Chaka Fattah, Zaki Scott, BGC-DC Youth of the year and  Damon Williams, Ph.D joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the BGCA’s “Great Futures” initiative. Listen to their conversation […]