What are the goals to get us to more college graduates?
Increase the percentage of high school graduates meeting college readiness standards from 42% of 2010 graduates to 67% of 2020 graduates.
Increase the number of high school graduates who enroll immediately
in college from:
In 3-Years: From 10% of students entering in 2006 to 25% of students entering in 2017
In 4-Years: From 18% of students entering in 2005 to 40% of students entering in 2016
In 6-Years: From 47% of students entering in 2003 to 61% of students entering in 2014
How Our Work Began
In December 2008, CUNY Chancellors Goldstein and then DOE Chancellor Klein established a joint College Readiness and Success working group made up of senior staff to:
Build off a data sharing agreement in order to understand factors related to college readiness and success.
Increase the number of DOE graduates prepared for college.
Increase the number of students who stay in college and complete a degree at CUNY.
Create ways to track and reward progress.
This partnership was recognized in November 2009, when NYC received a Gates Foundation Communities Learning in Partnership (CLIP) Planning Grant to support the work. This collaboration has led to:
Increased communication across DOE and CUNY leadership.
A CLIP Steering Committee to inform the planning phase that included other City agencies and a range of external partners.
Development of working committees to draw on the knowledge of stakeholders, including a range of youth-serving and non-profit organizations .
Development of recommendations to focus our work on academic alignment; college awareness and planning; research and data sharing; accountability and sustainability; needs of partners.
In August 2010, Gates awarded NYC $3 million over a three-year period for implementation. The initiative was named Graduate NYC, and staff was hired in December, 2010.
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