Discusses key takeaways from the State Policy Academy focused on foster youth in postsecondary education, including approaches taken by Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and Texas, and considerations to assist policy development supporting foster youth attainment.
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.
Oakland Unified School District held an African American Female Excellence Black Girl Power Conference in the fall of 2018. The OUSD superintendent’s plan prioritizes continued support for African American female excellence programming, a program that complements their multi-tiered systems of support efforts and trauma programming.
Discusses what happens to Latino students along the way from high school to the bachelor’s degree and into the workforce to shed light on why Whites are more likely than Latinos to earn a postsecondary credential. Colorado, with its fast-growing Latino population, is a bellwether state for explaining the college to career pipeline.
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.
Attention: Education Agencies, Education Providers and Parents/Guardians
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction.
During the Covid emergency, the federal government has expanded food stamp eligibility for college students, who have typically had trouble accessing the aid even though many suffer from food insecurity. California colleges are stepping up their efforts to get students enrolled.