UTC student, Mark Gilbert, helps a student during seventh-grad math Wednesday at East Lake Academy in Chattanooga. Gilbert is part of GEAR UP, a program that pairs UTC students with local youngsters in hopes of helping them get into college.
Photo by Connor Choate .
published Thursday, April 18th, 2013
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Only 18 percent of Howard and Brainerd High School students enroll in college after graduation, compared with 51 percent of students from other high schools around Hamilton County.