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Helping Dropouts Break the Cycle of Poverty

This March 27 audio feature from National Public Radio highlights one program in Portland, Ore., that is working to give poor students a better chance of getting in to college by gaining a high-school diploma. The Gateway to College program provides small classes, a lot of counseling, and perhaps most importantly, free tuition and books. However, though many students are gaining the high-school diploma, the numbers taking that next step of gaining a college degree are still low. (7:45)

Web extra feature includes supplement reports and data on poverty and education. (scroll down)

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