Will a college savings account inspire college attendance?

A pilot program will give students at KIPP urban charter schools college savings accounts–along with education about college readiness–in hope that college savings will inspire them to go to college, reports the Washington Post. The Partnership for College Completion is a collaboration of KIPP, a vaunted urban charter education provider; the United Negro College Fund; and the nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development. Promoters said in a news release that their initiative is the first of its sort to combine an incentive-based savings account, college-readiness education and scholarship aid into a comprehensive program…

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