Home visits help Sacramento families see college path

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In a living room in south Sacramento, two educators outlined a college path for 17-year-old Kevin Powers and his family.

Bryan Barton and James Pale, both coaches at Burbank High School, urged the Titans football player with a high grade-point average to explore academic and athletic scholarships along with other kinds of financial aid.

A generation ago, such home visits were rare. But in 1998, three mothers in the Meadowview area wanted their children to learn at a faster pace.

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