More than 15 percent of public high school students passed at least one Advanced Placement exam last year, but African-Americans are still far less likely to pass, or even take, the exam when compared to Whites, Hispanics, or Asian students, More »
Higher education has become less affordable at a time when a college degree is more important than ever for individuals and the economy. That is the message from this research poll by Public Agenda and the National Center for Public More »
Lumina Foundation today unveiled a new report, A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education. More »
Strategies to Empower Low-Income and Minority Students in Gaining Admission to and Paying for College
For some students, the route to college is blurred because of information and affordability issues. This report recommends policy to narrow these access barriers, including simplifying college admissions and financial aid processes and creating programs to offer personalized guidance.
Cost, quality and access have a reciprocal relationship, contend college presidents in a report from the National Center for Public Policy in Higher Education. This publication examines the views of more than 30 college presidents and highlights the gap in More »
Too many colleges and universities have outdated and one-dimensional views of postsecondary offerings for adults aged 55 and older, concludes this report by the American Council on Education. To broaden adult participation in higher education, the report recommends expanding new-career More »
This report from the Consortium on Chicago School Research shows students who earned average scores in eighth grade had a one-in-four chance of scoring high enough on the ACT to get into college.
Lumina Foundation for Education, recently named by Grantmakers for Education one of the nation’s top four grantmaking organizations that provide leadership in education, awarded more than $26.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2008. More »
Chinese Americans face a glass ceiling, unable to realize full occupational stature and success to match their efforts, says a study from OCA and the University of Maryland. This publication finds that twice as many Chinese American adults have college More »
This Child Trends report identifies critical gaps in the criteria postsecondary institutions use to assess applicants’ competency. In addition to traditional assessments, the report says factors for determining college readiness should include positive mental health, resilience, social competence, creativity and More »