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Coles, Ann – Pathways to College Network, 2012
In recent years, leaders of American cities have become progressively concerned about increasing the college-going and completion rate of their residents. Mayors and other community leaders in Memphis, Boston, Louisville, San Francisco and other cities have launched initiatives to increase college completion rates, mobilizing stakeholders from the…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Play, Community Leaders, Community Organizations
Pathways to College Network, 2012
The national focus on college completion has prompted a number of ambitious education goals, numerous research- and practice-based initiatives, and a spotlight on the need to continually improve higher education access and success. This national dialogue has raised not only public and political will for postsecondary completion, but also a number…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Stakeholders, Educational Quality
Blanco, Cheryl D. – Pathways to College Network, 2009
It is a difficult time for policymakers, business leaders, and education leaders to think about ways to increase the numbers of students graduating from high school prepared for college and the work force when their focus is on reducing budgets. But now is the best time to plan for the future. Now is the time to explore programs that may bear…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Low Income Groups
Krywosa, Jessica – Pathways to College Network, 2008
With so much interest around the use of new media, many people concerned with improving college access are striving to master this emerging set of resources in order to better reach students, who without encouragement, are unlikely to pursue higher education. But, how much do individuals understand about the way low-income, first-generation, and…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Transitional Programs, Low Income Groups, Mass Media Use
Pathways to College Network, 2007
This paper presents questions and answers regarding college access and success. These questions include: (1) What is the "achievement gap" and how serious is it?; (2) Is college the best option for all students? If not, why prepare all youth for college?; (3) Can we afford to send everyone to college?; (4) What prevents students from going to…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, College Preparation, Access to Education, Success
Pathways to College Network, 2006
This paper presents facts about postsecondary access and success. They include: (1) Ensuring that more students succeed in postsecondary education is vital to the nation's economic health; (2) Too few students from low-income backgrounds and from underrepresented minority groups graduate from high school prepared for college; (3) Enrolling in…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Minority Groups, Family Income, Postsecondary Education
Pathways to College Network, 2006
On June 15, 2006, the Pathways to College Network, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) convened more than 135 education leaders, policymakers, policy-shapers, researchers, practitioners, and others from 27 states and the District of Columbia to discuss issues of critical importance to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, Paying for College, Conferences (Gatherings)
Blanco, Cheryl D. – Pathways to College Network, 2005
Student financial assistance has long been a means to promote access to postsecondary education and attainment of college degrees. Numerous types of financial aid programs have proliferated over the years, including a relatively new concept that specifically targets high-risk, low-income students, focusing not just on getting them to go to college…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs
Pathways to College Network, 2004
The goal of the Pathways to College Network is to advance college access and success for underserved students, including those who are the first in their families to go to college, low-income students, underrepresented minorities, and students with disabilities. All of the Pathways work is grounded in data and research. Through a synthesis of…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Success
Pathways to College Network, 2003
A key objective of the Pathways to College Network is to disseminate effective, research-based practices and policies that address access and managing college costs. As part of its effort to inform parents, families, students, and policymakers, it has compiled here a few of the key principles and strategies that underlay a well-focused financial…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Change Strategies, Educational Indicators