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The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students

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The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students

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The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students

The Obamas Hope To Ease Path For Low-Income Students

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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a meeting with college presidents and organizations involved in raising the number of low-income students who pursue a college degree. No more than half of low income high school graduates apply to college right after graduation, compared to 82 percent for high-income students. The administration says it's intent on closing that gap.