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Race, Class & College Access

Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape

July 24, 2015

A recent study from the American Council on Education takes an in-depth look at how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions are influencing admissions practices at selective colleges and universities around the country.

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Course, Counselor, and Teacher Gaps

Addressing the College Readiness Challenge in High-Poverty High Schools

June 5, 2015

This report from CLASP details specific resource disparities in the nation's 100 largest school districts and the impact of those disparities on postsecondary preparation.

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The State of Higher Ed in California

Part 2 - Blacks

May 22, 2015

A report from the Campaign for College Opportunity calls for a concerted, strategic effort to produce better educational outcomes for Black students, including a new statewide plan for California higher education, a redesign of pre-college level courses, re-enrollment of adults with some college but no degree, and allowing public universities to use race/ethnicity as one of many considerations in their admissions process.

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The Debt Divide

The Racial and Class Bias Behind the “New Normal” of Student Borrowing

May 14, 2015

Taking out student loans to pay for college is now the “new normal,” but how does the shift to a debt-based system impact the nation’s historical commitment of ensuring everyone, regardless of race or class, afford college? This question is the centerpiece of a new report from Demos.

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The New Forgotten Half

and Research Directions to Support Them

March 23, 2015

This report from the William T. Grant Foundation offers strategies to help more youth move beyond "some college" and achieve their full potential.

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Black Lives Matter

The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males

March 20, 2015

On the heels of several national tragedies in Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland and Michigan, grassroots advocates nationwide have been joined by ever growing numbers of people of conscience in demonstrations all across the country, fiercely proclaiming “All Lives,” and more specific to the current cases of injustice — “Black Lives Matter.” We fiercely agree.

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Indicators of Equity 2015

45 Year Trend Report

February 5, 2015

Rising costs and lower government aid have made it even more difficult for lower-income students to obtain a college degree today than 45 years ago, concludes this report from the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. The study draws on Census Bureau statistics and educational data to make what it says is a compelling and disturbing portrait of growing higher education inequities.

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Efficacy vs. Equity

What Happens When States Tinker with College Admissions in a Race-Blind Era?

December 30, 2014

Above-average scores on college entrance exams may be better predictors of GPAs and graduation rates in college, but a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research says that relying on those scores in admission decisions could significantly reduce the number of minority and low-income students on campus.

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Equity in Competency Education

Realizing the Potential, Overcoming the Obstacles

November 1, 2014

A new report from Jobs for the Future examines equity concerns in competency education through the lens of family income, exploring the effects and implications, as well as proposing potential mitigations.

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How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All Students

October 1, 2014

While access to higher education is increasing overall, students of color and low-income students experience higher student loans and time-to-degree levels and lower degree attainment than their peers. This report from the Center for American Progress profiles three public universities that are successfully reversing this trend through need-based funding, successful student support programs, and institutional leadership.

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