From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students

This series of three videos documents the personal and academic stories of two students from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico. Temeya Gachupin from Walatowa High Charter School, run by the Pueblo of Jemez, and Justin Madalena from Jemez Valley High School, a traditional district school, discuss the challenges they faced in high school and what they think it will take to stay in college. Students from rural schools, especially those from low-income communities of color, are less likely to enroll and graduate from college. These profiles offer insight for educators, community leaders, and researchers into the types of support students need to succeed academically and stay connected to their communities and traditions.

Source Organization: Education Week

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