Reports tagged underrepresented students

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Advancing the Success of Boys and Men of Color in Education

This report, from seven higher education research centers, offers a series of educational policies and practices that it says should be implemented to improve outcomes for boys and men of color at every junction of their education. One of the report’s recommendations to reduce the number of minority men from dropping out of college includes requiring institutions to create early-alert systems that flag students with low test scores, missed assignments, or poor attendance. More »


Plugged In: Positive Development Strategies for Disconnected Latino Youth

Educational attainment is one of the strongest predictors of future earnings. However, for 42 percent of the country‚Äôs Latino youth, this traditional pathway to economic mobility is fraught with challenges. This report profiles the disconnected youth pilot of the NCLR Escalera Program: Taking Steps to Success which addresses the obstacles faced by young Hispanics. More »

Report | Education and the Economy

Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required

Current middle-class jobs are becoming less attainable without education or training beyond high school. At the same time, the United States is not producing college-educated workers fast enough to replace retiring baby boomers. These trends translate into an immense education supply problem, according to Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required. Co-author Anthony Carnevale of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce makes the case that postsecondary education is imperative for socioeconomic mobility. More »