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Author(s):Dowd, A., Bensimon, E., Gabberd, G., Singleton, S., Macias, E., Dee, J., Melguizo, T, Cheslock, J., and Giles, D
Title:Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Organization:Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Short Description:While full-time community college enrollment is growing faster than enrollment at four-year schools, the opportunity to transfer to elite institutions is shrinking. Fewer than one of every 1,000 students at the nation’s most selective private institutions is a community college transfer, despite high rates of degree completions among students who manage to transfer from community colleges to elite colleges and universities.
Annotation:While full-time community college enrollment is growing faster than enrollment at four-year schools, the opportunity to transfer to elite institutions is shrinking. Fewer than one of every 1,000 students at the nation’s most selective private institutions is a community college transfer, despite high rates of degree completions among students who manage to transfer from community colleges to elite colleges and universities. Community college students with the lowest-socioeconomic status (SES) who transfer to elite institutions are more likely to graduate than low-SES students with similar characteristics who started at four-year schools. Together, highly selective institutions and community colleges have the potential to dramatically increase the number of low-SES transfer students by encouraging talented community college students to apply, raising awareness of financial aid, and working to diminish cultural barriers.
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Community Colleges
Low-Income Students
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The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The toll of the great recession: Childhood poverty among Hispanics sets record, leads nation
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Why access matters: The community college student body
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Is university education in Canada more affordable than in the United States?: A Review of the Argument Presented in The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Nontraditional undergraduates
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
Knowledge is power program
Access to the Baccalaureate initiative: A clear path to college
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Early intervention program and college partnerships
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
A next social contract for the primary years of education
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Education watch online
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Gender gap grows
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Miles to go: Louisiana
A Better Chance.org
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Latino college completion: California
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
HBCU distance learning 2010
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Financial education in TRIO programs
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Hearing on non-traditional students
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
The case for change in college admissions
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Education watch 2009
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Orphan Foundation of America
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Catching the Dream
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Findings and trends Fall 1990 - Fall 2000
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Center for Student Opportunity
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Education and incarceration
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Latino college completion in 50 states
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
America's private public schools
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Why is college so expensive?
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Supporting first-generation college students through classroom-based practices
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
National Coalition for College Completion
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Making high school students into "college material"
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
African American achievement in America
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Diversity at the crossroads: Mapping our work in the years ahead
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
Rising by Degrees
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Facts for education advocates
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Education Trust-West
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Latino college completion: Texas
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
The false promise of class-size reduction
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
College Greenlight
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
The College Keys Compact: Getting into college: Postsecondary academic undermatch
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Hispanic college enrollment spikes, narrowing gaps with other groups
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
State policy profiles for completion by design
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Portraits: Initial college attendance of low-income young adults
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
The Condition of Education 2010
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
SREB/Go Alliance
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Participating Achieving the Dream Colleges
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
The Echo Boomers
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Project on student debt: State by state data
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Diversity and affirmative action in higher education
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
El Puente Project
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Diversity digest, Vol. 10 2006
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
SMASH Academy
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Adult education participation in 2004-05
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Operation College Promise
Class differences: Online education in the United States: 2010
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
What we know about dual enrollment
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Community college enrollment
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Funding Gaps 2006
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Trends in college pricing 2008
White students are racially isolated
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Breaking through: Factsheet
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
SREB Factbook on higher education
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Literacy behind bars: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy prison survey
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Learning in a new key
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Achievement in America
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
National Association of Street Schools
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
College is possible
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
Opening doors: Students’ perspectives on juggling work, family, and college
Public attitudes on higher education
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Update on the community college baccalaureate: Evolving trends and issues
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Students With Dependants: Common Practices in Post-Secondary Education Institutions in Canada and the United States (2005)
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
What educators should learn from ER
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Center on Education and the Workforce
Afterschool Alliance
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
HSIs 2009-10
Project WIn-Win
Latino college completion: Florida
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Why rural matters 2007: The realities of rural education growth
Colorado Reports
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
College access: From the inside out
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Independent undergraduates: 1999-2000
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
High school - Advanced placement
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
"Careers for the future" education program
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Summer Search
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Which achievement gap?
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
The student debt crisis
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
The end of the segregated century: Racial separation in America's neighborhoods, 1890-2010
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Mobility makers
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Campaign for High School Equity
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
SREB State Data Exchange: 40 years and still counting: 2008-2009 highlights
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Developmental education in community colleges
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Who are America's poor children: The official story
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Western Policy Exchanges
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Ramp-up to Readiness
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
California District Report Cards
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
National and state data
American Indian higher education consortium
Office of Indian education programs
Indian students and college preparation
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
Enrollment status and outcomes
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
State of college admission 2007
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Our impoverished view of education reform
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Reclaiming the American dream
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Kids Count state-level data online
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Starfish Initiative
UA Adult Focus
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Education in the United States: Parent primer (English Language Version)
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
One-in-five and growing fast: A profile of Hispanic public school students
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Affordability of UNCF-member institutions
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
The value of value-added data
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities