Aims to orient readers to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in New Mexico by giving a brief overview of all MSIs in the state and highlighting a select few to illustrate their variation. This report also provides an overview of the state policy landscape and identifies current statewide successes and challenges.
Examines the intersection of race, gender, and higher education. Hear My Voice draws upon on-campus interviews with male students of color, parents, educators, and administrators, as well as reviewing existing research.
Covers the first step in a project between MDRC and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to study the state’s efforts to improve college outcomes for Latinos — in particular, the approaches being taken at two-year and four-year colleges that qualify as Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Compares the California experience of postsecondary attainment to date with that of other states that are demographically similar to California. It offers a set of recommendations that could help the state achieve both workforce readiness and greater equity of opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree for underrepresented students.
Summarizes the economic conditions in rural communities since the Great Recession and highlights the educational attainment of rural men. The brief describes the barriers to attending college that rural men face and the promising efforts that Hinds Community College and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) have undertaken to help men gain the knowledge and skills they need to compete in the modern workforce.
Examines how school climate can explain why some schools consistently outperform other schools academically by using available data on school performance, school climate, and student demographics in California.