By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgOklahoma's Promise scholarship program is doing what it was designed to do — help students from families with limited income aspire to, prepare for and graduate from college. That's the conclusion of a new performance review of the program by the Southern Regional Education Board. Students who earn the scholarship outperform their peers in every measure — from high school grade-point average to college graduation — and nearly 89 percent of graduates work in Oklahoma and contribute to the state's economy, Cheryl Blanco said Wednesday in a report to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. "These are important measures," said Blanco, SREB vice president for postsecondary education.Read more on...
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Oklahoma's Promise tuition scholarship stands out nationally, reviewer says