Earlier this month, I posted a fairly popular piece titled Surprise, Surprise: Study Finds That Relationships Promote Perseverance & Cash Bonuses Do Not.

It referred to a new study which found that high school seniors being mentored by college students were much, much more likely to attend college than if students were just given a $100 bonus to do so.

Thanks to Sarah Sparks at Education Week, I just learned that “the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse has just given this study its rare seal of quality approval.”

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources On The Value & Practice Of Having Older Students Mentoring Younger Ones.