Opportunity News: Support for Pre-School and Pathways to College for the Undocumented•
Opportunity Nation shares key stories that explore opportunity-related issues in powerful, provocative ways. Many of these articles and op-eds include new data and research on key economic, educational, social and civic factors that affect upward mobility and community well-being.
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Nicholas Kristof argues for increased investments for early interventions, including home visits, parenting supports and early childhood programs, for poor children and their families.
Miami Dade College President and member of Opportunity Nation’s Higher Education Council, Eduardo Padron,supports a national movement to help 2,000 of the estimated 2 million undocumented students pursue college degrees with scholarships.
K-12 Education and Multiple Pathways
Ohio Governor John Kasich proposes several initiatives to increase high school graduation rates, including boosting mentoring, improving vocational education, strengthening career pathways and making it easier for students to get college credit before they graduate.
Supporting the Middle Class
Check out another story generated from Opportunity Nation’s work with CNN Money to identify U.S. counties with good access to opportunity that supports a thriving middle class.