Last year, the Signal Vine Team joined GEAR UP programs around the country at the Annual National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) Conference in Washington D.C. We had the opportunity to present with Dr. Castleman on his Summer Melt research, and share our experiences using text messaging to guide low-income students through the college-going process. This intervention improved matriculation rates by 11% and first-year persistence rates by 20%.
We see a lot of exciting developments happening in the education field every day, and one area we anticipate exploding in the coming years is dual and concurrent enrollment. Dual and concurrent enrollment allows high school students to take college courses and earn credit - it’s a great way to improve academic outcomes and nudge students onto the path towards higher education.
Welcome to TextMeBack, the place where our "Signal Squad" will be sharing everything and anything we think you'll be interested in hearing. There's more than enough information and pictures on our site to give you a sense of who we are, but let me share a little bit more about the Signal Vine community that you might not know (unless you've been working with us for a while).
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