Program for At-Risk Students Helps College, Too

A pipeline from inner cities makes sense for small colleges like Southern Vermont

Caleb Kenna for The Chronicle

Rachael Williams (center) had abysmal high-school grades, but now she's in her second year, and on the soccer team, at Southern Vermont College.
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On paper, Rachael Williams doesn't seem like the kind of student who would wind up at a four-year college and do well there to boot. She had a high-school record rife with F's—"the worst transcript I have ever seen," by her own admission. It was a...

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