Monday, November 17, 2008

Mayor Menino to double BPS alums' graduation rate

Mayor Thomas M. Menino today issued a community-wide challenge to ensure that more Boston Public Schools graduates go on to earn a college degree. In a news conference at Northeastern University, the Mayor joined officials from Boston Public Schools (BPS), area colleges and universities, businesses, college access non-profits and the funding community to announce new commitments to double the college graduation rate among graduates from Boston public high schools.
Officials also announced a new program at Northeastern University to offer Boston public high school graduates an academically rigorous first-year college experience, combined with assistance in strengthening academic, social, and employment skills. See coverage on New England Cable News:

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