This bill represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado. It establishes an accountability mechanism within the state's higher education performance contracts that specifically addresses institutional commitment to, and support for, retention and success of low income and minority students.
The support services specified in the bill align with actions proven to succeed. Requiring institutions to provide these services could help these students stay in school and complete their degrees.
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HB 1098 represents a net opportunity gain for Colorado. It will help increase the number of students, especially from low-income and minority backgrounds, who complete high school and enroll in college.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary summarizing the Bell Policy Center's Education White Papers, which explore the education pipeline, who gets into college, who finishes college, who educates low-income and minority students, and who defaults on student loans.