New From NCES: What Parents and Students Expect for Highest Education Level

The National Center for Education Statistics has released a new brief discussing how parent and student educational expectations have changed over time.

Student Initiative Makes Sure a Generation of Refugees Receives an Education

The No Lost Generation Student Initiative founded at George Washington University aims to ensure that a generation of displaced youth is not deprived of the universal right to education.

Paper Finds Tuition-Free Promise Programs Reduce Income Gaps in College Choice

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper focused on the effect of a targeted, tuition-free promise on college choices of high-achieving, low-income students in Michigan.

ACE at 100: Supporting College Access and Diversity

Achieving equitable access to college for communities of color and recognizing and protecting institutional autonomy and freedom to construct a diverse campus that generates educational benefits for its students have been critical goals for ACE throughout its history.

Economic Innovation Group Report Charts Varying Recovery From Recession Across the Country

A decade after the Great Recession, the Economic Innovation Group assesses the economic recovery of U.S. communities defined by zip codes, counties, cities, and congressional districts and ranks them from prosperous to distressed.

Policy Brief Highlights Consequences of Performance-based Higher Education Funding

Performance funding (PF) policies tie a portion of institutions’ state funding to measures of student access, retention, or completion. But a recent policy brief from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education suggests that some state PF policies have had unintended consequences in the two-year sector.

A Comparison of Education Worldwide: OECD’s Education at a Glance 2018 Report

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its Education at a Glance 2018 report, which discusses educational indicators ranging from early childhood to doctoral education. In the realm of higher education, the report covers topics related to attainment, access, institutional expenditures, and workforce development, among others.

ACE at 100: Increasing Access Through the American College Application Campaign

In 2005, a North Carolina high school hosted an event called College Application Day, with the goal of having every senior complete and submit at least one college application. The program soon spread statewide, reaching underserved students and by 2011, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad advocated scaling the program nationwide.

 

New Book on Public Scholarship in Higher Education Focuses on Equity and Access

A recently published book, Envisioning Public Scholarship for Our Time, discusses the importance of ensuring that public scholarship reaches those at the ground level where it can have the largest impact on stakeholders, especially marginalized communities.

MSIs Are a Viable Path up the Economic Ladder

New data show that minority serving institutions are transforming the lives and income mobility of students of color and students from low-income backgrounds—in many cases, at rates exceeding that of non-MSIs.

West Chester University Opens Doors to Students With Intellectual Disabilities

West Chester University (PA) is launching a pilot program this fall for students with intellectual disabilities to pursue a full college experience. The Real Achievement Matters (RAM) initiative will provide the opportunity for students to learn, live, and interact with others on campus, while supporting and accommodating their needs.

ASU Connects to Hispanic Students Through Mother-Daughter Program

Arizona State University created the Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program, an early-outreach program for middle and high school students, in 1984 knowing that one of the best ways to encourage young Latinas and other first-generation students to pursue college was to involve the family.