Parthenon-EY report cited in The Boston Globe
In the editorial “Why the commonwealth should embrace the promise of early college,” The Boston Globe highlights the benefits of early college in Massachusetts.
Early college programs boost students’ interest in college and give them a head start on course work. Additionally, they have the potential to reduce the college-degree-attainment gap between minority and non-minority, and low-income and non-low-income students.
The editorial piece cites the recent Parthenon-EY report, “Breaking down silos to put students on the path to success,” which estimates that an expanded early college program could get Massachusetts about 20 percent of the way toward its goal of adding another 10,000 residents a year who have a post-high-school credential, while also helping narrow the opportunity gap.