Excelencia in Education Seeks Nominations for Best Practices in Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education will begin accepting nominations Jan. 29 for this year’s Examples of Excelencia, the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in higher education.

Grapevine Survey Shows Some Improvement in State Funding for Higher Education

Results from the annual Grapevine survey of state support for higher education show a slight improvement in funding levels for FY 2018-19.

Faces of Dreamers: Carlos Mendez-Durantes and Other Scientists

Carlos Mendez-Durantes is a PhD student and Ford Foundation fellow studying cancer treatments at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. As a DACA recipient, Mendez-Durantes and other researchers like him face an uncertain future when it comes to continuing their studies.

Research Brief: Program Success at Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions

A Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions research brief discusses insights from four program directors to support others along the various stages of the Higher Education Opportunity Act’s Title III AANAPISI grant timeline.

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.

Education Commission of the States Releases Policy Snapshot of Career and Technical Education

A report released this month by the Education Commission of the States highlights recent state legislation enacted to prepare secondary students for postsecondary programs in career and technical education.

GAO Report Highlights Food Insecurity Among College Students

In response to a 2017 request from Senate Democrats at the behest of Bunker Hill Community College, the U.S. Government Accountability Office launched a study to better understand food insecurity among college students.

Increasing Representation of Underrepresented Groups Among STEM Faculty Members

Just as important as creating interest in STEM among students is achieving a more diverse STEM faculty. Having more role models can help students better imagine a similar career trajectory for themselves. Suzanna Rose of Florida International University looks at how institutions can pursue equity and representation among their faculty.

APLU Report Finds Minorities Lack Representation in Engineering Education

A recent report written by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System to examine the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity in engineering education in the United States.

Faces of Dreamers: Jin Park, Rhodes Scholar

Jin Park is a senior at Harvard University and the first DACA recipient to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

NASEM Report Shows How MSIs Can Strengthen STEM Workforce

Results of the widely anticipated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce, reveal a range of actions to strengthen STEM programs and degree attainment at minority serving institutions.

EAB Publishes Fast Facts About First-Generation Students

EAB has compiled a list of facts about first-generation students in the United States that draws from recently published research.