Summarizes focus groups with young people in eight drop-in centers and youth shelters in New York City. These discussions centered on how experiences of homelessness, and the issues accompanying it, impact young people’s ability to enter and complete a postsecondary pathway of their choosing — whether entering college, a high-quality job training program, or a meaningful career path.
Transcribes a podcast between Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Rich Lucey, a prevention program manager at the Drug Enforcement Administration. They discuss National Drug and Alcohol Facts week, drug use among college students, her advice to prevention professionals, and more.
Provides information about eighteen colleges and universities that were awarded grants from Truth Initiative to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy, a move that will protect more than 100,000 students and employees across 17 states.
Presents results of a survey of illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use among people 12 years of age and older. Includes national estimates of the rates of use, trends, numbers of users, and other measures, such as youth-related prevention measures.
Presents National Survey of Student Engagement survey findings that indicate a majority of undergraduate students feel insufficiently challenged by their courses. These results highlight the importance of designing course assignments that prompt students to put forth their best effort.
Shares the results of the 2016 biennial survey of college parents. The findings of this report are consistent with two prior research studies and confirm that “college families are an important source of support for increasing student success and college completion.”
Contains one-page program summary of the 4 Examples of Excelencia and the 16 finalist programs making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. These programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, but each program disaggregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students.
Recognizes selected programs that are making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. Although these programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, data demonstrate that they have been successful with this population.