Brandis Friedman and Kristen Thometz
Chicago Tonight
Educators in Chicago are taking a new approach to getting students to and through college -- by focusing on students much earlier, in sixth through eighth grades.

To that end, Chicago Public Schools is partnering with the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute and Lefkofsky Family Foundation to invest almost $4 million in what's called The Success Project -- focusing on students' middle school years to prepare them for their college years.