Do information campaigns on the value of postsecondary education really resonate with economically disadvantaged students? Yes, according to this working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, conducted by two Canadian researchers, examines the relationship between information and college access. More »
Men of Color: A Role for Policymakers in Improving the Status of Black Male Students in U.S. Higher Education
Participation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and foundations, is key to improving college readiness, postsecondary educational outcomes, and degree-attainment rates for Black men, says this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
Crossing the Finish Line: Overcoming Barriers to Community College Degree and Credential Attainment in Kentucky
A report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy calls for additional state investments in student support strategies and developmental education to help disadvantaged adults and others obtain the degrees and credentials that Kentucky needs for its future economic success. The report highlights community colleges and their role in Kentucky’s degree-attainment goals. More »
New York City Comptroller John C. Liu is calling on the Department of Education to spend more money on guidance counselors to help more high schoolers get into and succeed in college, according to this report from the office of the comptroller. More »
As the nation pushes for increased numbers of individuals with college degrees and credentials, many colleges and universities are ramping up their efforts to offer programs and services specifically designed for military service members and veterans attending college. This report, from the American Council on Education, updates a 2009 study which provided the first national snapshot of the programs and services that colleges and universities had in place to serve veterans and military personnel following passage of the 2008 Post-9/11 GI Bill. More »