In the Race to Help Latino Students, One California County Pulls Ahead
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Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor
The push to provide direct assistance to high school seniors applying for college is one small slice of Riverside County’s efforts to help students prepare for, enroll in, and ultimately graduate from college. Since 2014, the county has also expanded student access to college counselors, improved parent engagement and bilingual services, and helped students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
As a result, graduation rates, college enrollment, and FAFSA completion are up across the county.