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Author(s):Destin. M., and Oyserman, D.
Title:From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Organization:University of Michigan
Short Description:Children from low asset families may lower their expectations for school success and plan to engage in less effort in school. To test this hypothesis, two studies examine the impact of experimentally manipulating mindset about college as either “closed” (expensive) or “open” (can be paid for with need-based financial aid) among low-income early adolescents.
Annotation:Children from low asset families may lower their expectations for school success and plan to engage in less effort in school. To test this hypothesis, two studies examine the impact of experimentally manipulating mindset about college as either “closed” (expensive) or “open” (can be paid for with need-based financial aid) among low-income early adolescents. Results indicate mindset matters. Students predicted that they would get better grades in the open-path condition than in the closed-path condition. When induced to perceive the path to college as open (via financial aid), even young students aspired to better grades.
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College Access
College-going Culture
Elementary School
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
High School
Low-Income Students
Middle School
Preparation/College Readiness

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Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Western Policy Exchanges
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
College is affordable: A pilot study
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Trends in college pricing 2011
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Adding it all up: An early look at net price calculators
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Assets & opportunity scorecard
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
How youth plan to fund college
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Financial education in TRIO programs
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
No merit in these scholarships
A Better Chance.org
Miles to go: Louisiana
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
College access and tax credits
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
Financial access: What it is, what it isn't, and how to educate people about it
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Talent Development High Schools
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Preserving the federal Pell Grant Program
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Preparing students to transition from high school to college: A review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Indiana's guide to paying for college: Step-by-step tips to help high school seniors apply for financial aid
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Education Trust-West
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Children's Defense Fund State Factsheets
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
State policy profiles for completion by design
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
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
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
The role of student loans in college access
Contending with financial inequality
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Documenting the shift to merit
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
The state of college affordability in Indiana
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
American student achievement institute
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
African American achievement in America
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
U Links
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
The Sallie Mae Fund
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Low income student scholarships
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Sallie Mae financial aid calculators
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
The College Dream: A Guide for Parents
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Who graduates in California?
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Achievement in America
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
National College Access Program Directory
Creating helping environments for college-going: The CHEPA CHEC-list for counselors
National Center for College Costs
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
NCHEMS information center
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
U.S. Department of Education: The Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
How much are college students borrowing?
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
SREB Factbook on higher education
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Deciding on postsecondary education
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
The rise of college student borrowing
Closing the access gap: Does information matter?
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Gender inequalities in education
National Coalition for College Completion
Afterschool Alliance
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
College going culture baseline expectations
College Awareness Month: Resources for building a college-going culture
Who subsidizes whom? An analysis of educational costs and revenues
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
America's private public schools
How America saves for college: 2010
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Education Finance Council
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Low-income students and college success: More than money
The family: America's smallest school
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
USA Funds
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
National Urban League Scholarships
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Student loan forgiveness programs
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
How do I pay for college?
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
The Princeton Review
Talbot's student planning book
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
The student debt crisis
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
You can go! Educator resources
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Off to College.com
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Creating a college-going culture for English-language learners
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Curriculum
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Breakthrough Collaborative
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Which achievement gap?
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Official cohort default rates for schools
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
I-STEM Resource Network
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Trends in college spending: 1998-2008: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Postsecondary success
Does money matter?
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Improving the odds for failing schools
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
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
Grading student loans
High debt, low information: A survey of student loan borrowers
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Latino achievement in America
College Board Calculators
FINAID - Family Contribution Estimator
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
College preparation checklist
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Scholarship guide
Frequently asked questions
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Trip to college
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Lumina Foundation focus
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Quality counts 2008
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
Student debt and the class of 2006
College bound? Don't get hooked by misleading financial aid offers
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Ed Fund
The Student Guide for High School Seniors/College Students
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Raising boys' achievement
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
Trends in student aid 2010
College Savings Foundation: 2011 Survey of parents
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Canadian college student finances
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Trends in student aid 2009
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
Putting students ahead of private banks: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibily Act (SAFRA) myths-facts
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Growing pains in the advanced placement program: Do tough trade-offs lie ahead?
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
False fronts? Behind higher education's voluntary accountability systems
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
College-going cultures in urban high schools
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Preparation for college admissions exams
Educational Policy Improvement Center
No Excuses University Network
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Financing higher education
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
College is possible
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
The Montgomery GI bill: Less than meets the eye
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Learning in a new key
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Improving math performance
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Search Institute
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
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