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MDRC’s random assignment evaluation shows that Detroit Promise Path, which adds evidence-based college support services to a promise scholarship model, increases the likelihood that students will enroll full time, persist in school, attend summer sessions, and earn more credits.

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Three Ohio community colleges have successfully adapted the City University of New York’s innovative Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), according to findings released today at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio.

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MDRC released encouraging early results today from a random assignment evaluation of Grameen America’s microfinance model, which provides small loans to low-income women entrepreneurs seeking to launch or expand small businesses.