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Because of its rigorous design, the new study provides causal evidence that these differences in outcomes are in fact due to the students’ participation in coaching. According to the authors of the report, the effects of coaching can be characterized as “positive and large.”
The Success Boston initiative was launched in 2008 to improve the college success of Boston public high school graduates, particularly those in groups traditionally underrepresented in college degree attainment, including first generation students. Higher college graduation rates increase access to employment in such local industries as technology, financial services, higher education and medical sectors that routinely require advanced training.
Success Boston is a partnership of the Boston Foundation, the City of Boston, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), 37 area institutions of higher education, led by University of Massachusetts Boston and Bunker Hill Community College, and local nonprofit partners, including the Boston Private Industry Council and uAspire, which provides financial advice to students.