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Officials Worry Fewer Teens Are Preparing for Higher Edu

The 50 Massachusetts high schools with the largest low-income or nonwhite populations have, on average, seen FAFSA application rates drop more significantly than the state as a whole, though a handful of schools show increasing applications, according to a presentation made Tuesday to the Board of Higher Education. [DESE/DHE]

While state higher education leaders juggle response to a variety of long-term enrollment and equity questions, they now also appear to be staring down what one expert called "the college-going gap of 2021."

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