Trends | EdTech Money from Robin Hood

CREDIT Robin Hood PrizeDespite the long-term economic benefits of earning a college degree, many community college students, particularly those from low- and moderate-income families, do not make it to graduation. One significant reason is that they are underprepared for college-level work and must take remedial courses to improve their academic skills. Sadly, only 28% of these students graduate in 8.5 years. For those who drop out, college may only represent a waste of time, money, and effort.  The Robin Hood Foundation , in partnership with  ideas42 , a nonprofit behavioral economics consulting firm and ideas lab, recently launched  The Robin Hood College Success Prize  to address this critical problem through innovative edtech solutions. Winners of the  The Robin Hood College Success Prize  will be determined through a three-year randomized controlled trial, implemented among students taking remedial courses at the City University of New York (CUNY). In addition to three prizes totaling $5 million…

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