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From foster care to college

The Hechinger Report

Western Michigan, a suburban public university with more than 18,000 undergrads, started the Seita Scholars Program after some of its faculty and staff attended a conference in 2007 on the educational challenges facing foster youth.

At a growing number of colleges, faculty get a new role: spotting troubled students

The Hechinger Report

When she walked into his first-year seminar at Dickinson College, Steve Riccio was impressed by his new student’s enthusiasm. billion a year, collectively, in foregone tuition, according to a review of 1,669 institutions by the Educational Policy Institute.