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Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – 2002
This is a collection of papers from a 2001 symposium at Harvard University entitled "State Merit Aid Programs: College Access and Equity." After a Foreword by Gary Orfield, the seven papers are (1) "State Merit Scholarship Programs: An Introduction" (Donald E. Heller); (2) "Merit Scholarships and College Access: Evidence…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Financial Support, Higher Education
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Bassok, Daphna; Galdo, Eva – Early Education and Development, 2016
In recent years, unequal access to high-quality preschool has emerged as a growing public policy concern. Because of data limitations, it is notoriously difficult to measure disparities in access to early learning opportunities across communities and particularly challenging to quantify gaps in access to "high-quality" programs. Research…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Access to Education
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while APĀ® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
A central dream of American parents is sending their kids to college. What used to be unusual has now become a necessity if young people are to have a secure life in the middle class in a post-industrial economy. As such, one basic goal of higher education policy should be to make certain that this opportunity is not foreclosed by a family's…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA. – 1995
This report examines efforts by 12 formerly segregated states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) to desegregate their higher education systems and increase educational opportunities for black and other minority students. It found that none of the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, College Desegregation, College Segregation
Levy, Susan – FORESIGHT: Model Programs for Southern Economic Development, 1986
The quality of education received by children in the southern states will be greatly impacted by technological change, which will present educators with both unprecedented opportunities and substantial risks. As the four model programs described in this paper illustrate, advances in telecommunications and computer hardware and software can be used…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Demonstration Programs, Educational Quality
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Powell, Jack V. – Equity and Excellence, 1992
Describes Georgia State Board of Regents's model for increasing the presence of African American in administrative positions in the Georgia state university system. A postdoctoral internship program selected faculty members with an interest in administration in higher education. The author's own participation is described. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Affirmative Action, Blacks, Career Development