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Gov. Bill Haslam speaks in a promotional video for reverse transfers, which officials say helped to add legitimacy to the new program. Credit: YouTube Screenshot
Funding / Tennessee

No, This Free College Degree Program Is Not A Scam, Tennessee Schools Tell Students

Tennessee universities have been sending out emails to thousands of students with a somewhat incredible subject line: “You may have earned an associate degree already.”

Scarlett Feinberg, of KIPP Through College, meets with KIPP alumni Randy Caldwell twice a month to support him in his journey through college. Credit: Eve Abrams/WWNO.
Audio / Louisiana / Resources

KIPP Supports Its Graduates All The Way Through College

New Orleans has ten KIPP schools serving grades Kindergarten through 12th. KIPP New Orleans also has a program called KIPP Through College, which supports KIPP middle school and high school alumni on their path to and through college.

Ashton Bridges of Phenix City, Alabama about to pounce on timpani drums at the University of Montevallo. Photo by Dan Carsen.
Alabama / Audio / Multimedia / Summer Learning Series

Summer Learning: Ambitious Program Gears Up To Push Middle-Schoolers Past High School

Fewer reading materials in the home. Less access to camps or museums. Those are some reasons summer learning loss disproportionately affects low-income kids. There are many in the South, which can hamper efforts to raise graduation rates. But in Part Two of this Southern Education Desk series, WBHM’s Dan Carsen reports on “GEAR UP Alabama” — a wide-ranging federally funded attempt to meet those challenges, and more.

A typical day at Jones Valley Teaching Farm in Birmingham. Contributed photo.
Alabama / Audio / Special Coverage / Uncategorized

INTERVIEW: Head Of Urban Teaching Farm On “Sustainability” Education

In the middle of urban Birmingham, there’s a farm. Jones Valley Teaching Farm is an education center offering students and families gardening, nutrition courses, fresh food, and much more. With Earth Day and Arbor Day coming up, our Alabama reporter Dan Carsen sat down with its Executive Director, Grant Brigham. Dan starts off by asking Brigham if he sees the farm playing a part in Birmingham’s long-term sustainability.

Kenyetta Windmon-Smith, one of about two dozen students involved with the Alabama REACH program, between her finals outside the University of Alabama's Ferguson Student Center. Photo by Dan Carsen.
Alabama / Audio / Foster Care To College Series / Special Coverage

From Foster Care To College: A Little Help Improving The Odds

Whether it’s summer, spring, or fall term, some young people have trouble adjusting to campus life. College students coming from foster care face extra hurdles: 70 percent want to get a degree, but roughly three percent graduate by age 25. For the third and final part of our series “From Foster Care To College: Extra Help For Extra Hurdles,” reporter Dan Carsen recently went to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to learn about a new program that’s trying to better the odds.

American Graduate: High School`s `College Zone` Gets Students On Track
American Graduate / Multimedia / Tennessee / Video

American Graduate: High School`s `College Zone` Gets Students On Track

A new college-readiness program is trying to help inner-city, urban students make their way to the top. So far the results are promising.

Mississippi colleges are asking students for more cash to stay competitive. Photo by Tax Credits via Flickr.

Mississippi Colleges Pushing Tuition Increase

The two year plan would mean an average 400 dollar tuition increase this year, followed by an additional 350 dollar increase next year. The jump would be more for out of state students.