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CollegeTracks Bolsters Presence at MC-Germantown

CollegeTracks builds out its College Success Program at MC-Germantown for growing student population at Watkins Mill and Quince Orchard high schools.
September 2018| Montgomery Village News

Press Release

CollegeTracks Expands to Quince Orchard HS Fall 2018

CollegeTracks Thanks Mrs. Wright

A special friend to CollegeTracks and the Latino community, Mrs. Wright–everyone’s favorite abuelita–has worked tirelessly to promote higher education for all.

CollegeTracks Scholar Doopashika Welikala is featured in UMBC News

CONGRATULATIONS to Doopashika on her magna cum laude graduation from UMBC with degrees in biology, anthropology and sociology. education. She’ll begin a master’s program in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and continue her international reproductive health research. Her goal is to become a doctor.
UMBC News Class of 2018 | Marlayna Demond ‘11 for UMBC.

Make a Difference: Highlighting Volunteers

Lorraine Driscoll and guests CollegeTracks Executive Director Nancy Leopold and Program Volunteer Elaine Arndt discuss ways people can volunteer at an MCPS high school to help students with the process of submitting college applications and requests for scholarship aid. Watch the Video
June 2018 | County Cable Montgomery, Make a Difference Episode 335

How to Level the College Playing Field

Housing policies and tax code among powerful forces favoring the privileged in higher education.
The New York Times April 7, 2018 | Harold O. Levy with Peg Tyre

Hungry on Spring Break

Spring Break Can Bring Food Insecurity for Low-Income Students Whose Primary Source of Food is the Campus Cafeteria.
ON CAMPUS March 17, 2018| Anthony Abraham Jack | The New York Times

The Persistence Project

Oakton community college builds faculty-student relationships to increase persistence.
INSIDE HIGHER Ed March 13, 2018| Ashley A. Smith 

Kevin Beverly Profile: Black History Month 2018

CollegeTracks Board President, Kevin Beverly, Profiled by County Cable Montgomery on the Bottom Line: Black History Month 2018
February 2018 | Produced by Susan Kenedy and Mike Springirth

DACA Increased Educational Attainment

A recent study in the Chronicle of Higher Education shows increased levels of educational attainment for DACA students. CollegeTracks DACA students are among the most motivated and determined.
Chronicle of Higher Education February 13, 2018|Elizabeth Redden 

I Didn’t Know How Much Help I Really Needed to Get to College

Tony Ismalaj’s incredible journey from Albania to the U.S. to a college degree is a testament to the willpower and drive of students in the CollegeTracks program.  He’ll graduate from UMD in the spring with a degree in kinesiology. The National College Access Network recently profiled his journey on their blog site.
January 26, 2018 | Kim Szarmach, Communications Intern

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- LAURA PAPPANO

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- SARAH LYALL

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- DANA GOLDSTEIN

Montgomery County, Md., made sweeping changes to diversify its gifted programs. It’s succeeding, but [...]

- Bridget Burns

College rankings need more focus on graduation rates of low-income studentsToo often, rankings have asked America’s college and university leaders to face the tough choice of [...]

- Perry Stein

D.C. Council members look to curtail mayor’s control of city schoolsLawmakers plan to introduce measures to give the superintendent of education more independence. [...]

- Moriah Balingit

DeVos, Sessions warn of deepening free-speech crisis on college campusesThe education secretary said a “heckler’s veto” is used to squelch dissenting views. [...]

- Valerie Strauss

Did Betsy DeVos just diss President Trump?Seems so. [...]

- Valerie Strauss

High school attended by Kavanaugh’s accuser says it is 'proud’ of her for speaking upHolton-Arms School issues a statement without naming her. [...]


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- Denise Amos, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville (Fla.)

A government watchdog group called Florida's growing system of privately-run public charter sch [...]