App Helps “Promise” StudentsNovember 10, 2016 |
by Dian Schaffhauser
A state university in the central valley of California has kicked into high gear an initiative intended to help young people in the area consider college as a viable option after high school. Starting in 2018 the “Central Valley Promise” will allow students to attend a semester of community college for free and to gain guaranteed admission to the university. But to earn that, students and their families need to commit to certain activities, which are tracked through an app that awards badges and other kinds of prizes for completion.