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Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
Glynn, Jennifer – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 2017
The goal of equal educational opportunity remains unrealized at most of America's colleges. The children of wealth and privilege fill nearly all the seats at these institutions, while the children of poverty are almost completely absent. Far too often, a young person's educational path is determined not by intellect, but by parental income. That a…
Descriptors: College Applicants, Access to Education, High Achievement, Low Income Students
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Stevens, Kaylene Mae; Martell, Christopher C. – Journal of Social Science Education, 2016
In this interpretative qualitative study, the researchers investigated the beliefs and practices of six high school sociology teachers in relation to the teaching of gender. Using a feminist lens, this study employed mixed methods, analyzing teacher interviews, observations, and classroom artifacts. The results showed that the teachers viewed…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Gender Differences
Spillane, Nancy K.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Ford, Michael R. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The authors report on a study of eight inclusive STEM high schools that are designed to increase the numbers of students in demographic groups underrepresented in STEM. As STEM schools, they have had broader and deeper STEM coursework (taken by all students) than required by their respective states and school districts; they also had outcome…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
Superintendents and principals can have a positive and decisive impact on student achievement and higher graduation rates. Their essential leadership can illuminate the path to excellence for faculty and students. In upgrading curriculum and instruction, school leaders need to keep abreast of practices proven effective in other districts and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Best Practices, High Achievement, Graduation Rate
Stuart, Reginald – CURRENTS, 2012
When the U.S. Census Bureau began releasing population reports from the 2010 count, the findings reaffirmed demographers' projections about the nation's rapidly changing racial, ethnic, and economic makeup. African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American populations grew about 30 percent since 2000 and will account for a majority of the…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Minority Groups, Donors, Alumni
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
Mattson, Beverly – Center on Instruction, 2011
One of the competitive priorities of the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top applications addressed science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). States that applied were required to submit plans that addressed rigorous courses of study, cooperative partnerships to prepare and assist teachers in STEM content, and prepare…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Competition, Federal Aid, Educational Improvement
Conley, David T.; McGaughy, Charis L.; Kirtner, Jody; van der Valk, Adrienne; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary Theresa – Online Submission, 2010
Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) researchers visited 38 public high schools around the United States in 2007 and 2008 with the goal of validating and operationalizing a definition of college readiness. Schools in the sample were selected because they were demonstrating success at enabling more students from underrepresented groups to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, College Preparation, School Readiness