Exclusive: Independent Review of ESSA Plans Rates States Strong on Accountability, Weak on Counting All Kids

Report: High Schoolers Motivated to Learn, but Varying Engagement Levels Point to Need for Tailored Instruction

New Research: Louisiana Voucher Results Swing Upward

Georgia High Court Rejects Challenge to School Tax Credit Program as Private School Choice Debate Rages

Supreme Court Sides With Preschool in Church/State Funding Dispute, Limits Decision to Playground

Hidden Costs of Senate Health Care Bill: Uninsured Kids Do Worse in School, More Likely to Drop Out

New Study Ranks States on How Well They Help Homeless Students. Where Does Your State Rank?

This Week’s ESSA News: Pointed Feedback on Federal Feedback, as Iowa, Idaho, Georgia, W. Virginia Post Plans

What Monday’s SCOTUS Ruling in Trinity Lutheran Preschool Case Could Mean for School Vouchers

74 Interview: Rep. Virginia Foxx on Better Career and Technical Education, ‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come’

House Reauthorizes Career and Tech Ed Bill While Members Speak Out Against Trump Funding Cuts

Weekend Education Reads: 8 Important Stories on Students & Schools You May Have Missed This Week

Analysis: The Fierce Fight Over Mayoral Control Reflects De Blasio’s Weakness on Education

Delaware Lawmakers Mull Nixing State Board of Ed to Help Ease Budget Crisis

College Presidents Slowly Becoming More Diverse but Still Mostly White Men in Their 60s

Report: For $42 Per Pupil, Districts Can Build Principal Pipelines and Get Better School Leaders

Come Together: New Poll Finds High Bipartisan Support for Improving Early Education

When Communities Secede From School Districts, Inequity & Segregation Follow. But 30 States Let It Happen Anyway

Georgia Special Election Makes American History; Voters’ Education Marks the Race’s Significance

Bror Saxberg, All-Star Learning Scientist, Joins Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Chan Zuckerberg, College Board Partnership Expands Personalization to Help Low-Income Students Go to College

Photo Credit: Getty Images

May 17, 2017

Talking Points

New initiative will expand access to college advising, tutoring services for low-income students

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

The path from high school to college is about to get more personalized with a new partnership between College Board and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that was announced Tuesday.
The two-year, multimillion-dollar plan is meant to expand programs and services that typically only wealthier students can afford to millions of economically disadvantaged and rural kids:
  • Targeted tutoring — The online nonprofit Khan Academy lets students sync their PSAT results with free online tutoring targeting the subject areas where they need help.
  • College advisory — The College Advising Corps connects high school students with recent college graduates, many of whom were the first in their family to attend college and can advise students in similar circumstances.
  • Advanced Placement exams — The new AP Computer Science Principles course will be expanded to every school district.