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Powerful Pathways: How High School Cultures Promote College and Career Awareness, Readiness, and Success

American Institutes for Research

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Success Beyond High School
  • Grant Amount $126,485
  • Grant Period October 1, 2013–September 30, 2015
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

This grant will enable the American Institutes for Research to undertake an experimental study to determine the impact of school culture on promoting and influencing college and career awareness, readiness, and success for low-income students in Michigan. The grantee will identify a sample of eight academically successful Michigan high schools similar in size, academic performance, and socioeconomic status to compare and distinguish key differences in school culture as they relate to student success in school and after graduation. Recommended support will allow the grantee to test the efficacy of school culture in promoting life-long learning and apply findings from the study to improve the educational experiences of all high school students in Michigan.