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Pew Charitable Trusts, 2019
As of March 2019, 43 million Americans held student loans provided through federal government programs, the largest segment of the education loan market. But this system is under pressure as more borrowers struggle to repay, a problem compounded by the complexity of the repayment process. Research on the pathways borrowers take through the…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid, Loan Repayment, Public Policy
Pew Charitable Trusts, 2019
States and the federal government have long provided substantial financial support for higher education, but in recent years, their respective levels of contribution have shifted significantly. Given the essential role that government funding plays in higher education access and operations, policymakers across the nation frequently face difficult…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, State Aid, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Budick, Seth – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2019
The School District of Philadelphia is contributing historically high sums to the state-run pension system for its employees, and these hefty payments will affect budgets for the district and the city government for years to come. Unlike Philadelphia's municipal government, the School District of Philadelphia does not control the pension system…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, School Districts, Retirement Benefits
Howell, Octavia – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2018
By many measures, Philadelphia is on an upswing, with a growing population, an influx of new investment, and rising household incomes. Yet at the same time, a significant share of the city's residents are struggling. More than a quarter--about 400,000 people--live below the poverty line, which is about $19,700 a year for an adult with two children…
Descriptors: Poverty, Health, Crime, Access to Education
Pew Charitable Trusts, 2017
The performance of public schools and the achievement of their students influence many important outcomes beyond the classroom, including one that may seem surprising: health. Studies consistently show a strong correlation between educational level and health over a lifetime, even after controlling for demographic characteristics such as income.…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Low Achievement, Child Health
Pew Charitable Trusts, 2017
The federal government and the states each invested more than $70 billion in higher education-related spending programs, excluding loans, in academic year 2014, the latest year for which data are available. But that figure, as substantial as it is, does not paint a full picture of federal and state investments in higher education. It excludes the…
Descriptors: Federal Government, State Government, Taxes, Educational Finance
Ginsberg, Thomas – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2015
This report examines the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) and its effectiveness in helping Philadelphians attain higher education and marketable job skills. The study compares the college with three sets of similar institutions nationwide based on data from 2008 to 2013 and includes insights from the school's leaders, as well as local and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Evaluation, Tuition, Outcomes of Education
Griffith, Michael; Millard, Maria – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2015
This report examines how a new, comprehensive state education funding formula, if adopted by Pennsylvania, would impact the School District of Philadelphia. After comparing Philadelphia with 10 other big city districts across the country, the analysis concludes that a state formula based on district needs, demographics, and ability to pay--such as…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, School Districts, Resource Allocation
Sharkey, Patrick; Graham, Bryan – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2013
This report adds to the growing body of research as it examines economic mobility across 96 U.S. metropolitan areas and the role of place in Americans' prospects of moving up or down the economic ladder. It also offers insight on why and how location matters. Although a host of factors, such as state and local policies and labor market conditions,…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Social Mobility, Economic Status, Neighborhoods
Lieberman, Janet, Ed. – The Pew Charitable Trusts Center for At Risk Students Newsletter, 1989
This newsletter focuses on three activities of LaGuardia Community College: the formation of a Center for At Risk Students; the college's International High School (IHS), a collaborative program that serves high school students who are high-risk because of their limited English proficiency; and "Exploring Transfer," a two-year/four-year college…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges