College Board in the news: Rural students face unique challenges accessing higher education
College Board in the news: Rural students face unique challenges accessing higher educationCollege Board Communications
“Better reaching rural students has been a top priority since I joined four years ago,” said David Coleman, president and chief executive of the College Board. A team is also in place exploring more tailored help, including virtual college advisers with local knowledge, a rural-specific college application guide, outreach to counselors in rural districts and more online help (100,000 rural students have signed up for personalized SAT practice on the Khan Academy site through the College Board). “Our higher ed partners are excited about that,” he said, adding that the election made clear “simmering needs that have been an issue for a long time.”
-- An excerpt from an article in which David Coleman discusses theCollege Board's efforts to reach rural students through virtual college advising, rural counselor outreach, and more online help in a Jan. 31 New York Times article.