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Monarrez, Tomas; Washington, Kelia – Urban Institute, 2020
The US population is becoming more educated, but large gaps in postsecondary attainment based on race or ethnicity remain, particularly at more selective colleges. As a growing number of jobs require a college degree, it is imperative to increase college access among all racial and ethnic groups. In this report, we examined whether different…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Race, Ethnicity
Scott, Molly M.; Shakespeare, Jessica; Porter, Kristen – Urban Institute, 2020
Teens often feel compelled take on adult economic responsibilities when their families struggle to make ends meet. Our schools can make it incredibly difficult for young people to balance these responsibilities and stay on track to graduate. This toolkit provides practical recommendations for school systems, as well as state and federal…
Descriptors: High School Students, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Employment Opportunities
Hahn, Heather; Lou, Cary; Isaacs, Julia B.; Lauderback, Eleanor; Daly, Hannah; Steuerle, C. Eugene – Urban Institute, 2020
Public spending on children is an investment in the nation's future, as it aims to support their healthy development and human potential. To inform policymakers, children's advocates, and the general public about how public funds are spent on children, this 14th edition of the annual "Kids' Share" report provides an updated analysis of…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Federal Aid, Children, Budgets
Blagg, Kristin; Blom, Erica; Gallagher, Megan; Rainer, Macy – Urban Institute, 2020
Staff, teachers, and students experienced rapid change as school buildings closed in March 2020 because of the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. In this brief, we use American Community Survey (ACS) data to highlight different types of challenges to remote learning and point to district and educator strategies that might mitigate harm to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Online Courses
Adams, Gina; Todd, Margaret – Urban Institute, 2020
As this paper was being written, school systems across the country were increasingly announcing plans for full or partial distance learning to respond to COVID-19, and it seems likely that more school systems may implement these plans should the pandemic surge in the fall or winter. As a result, working parents with school-age children are faced…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Employed Parents
Monarrez, Tomas; Washington, Kelia – Urban Institute, 2020
Although increasing the racial and ethnic diversity on college campuses is a key component of any broad policy agenda aimed at reducing structural inequality, access to higher education does not always equate to graduation and equal labor market opportunities. For colleges, students, and society to reap the benefits of diversity, there needs to be…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Racial Segregation, Ethnicity, College Students
Loprest, Pamela; Spaulding, Shayne; Hecker, Ian – Urban Institute, 2020
This resource outlines a menu of actionable strategies for local leaders for workforce-related recovery efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding recession. These strategies focus on evidence-based interventions and approaches which promote inclusive recovery. We categorize these strategies by goal, type of action, and phase…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, COVID-19, Pandemics, Economic Climate
Shakesprere, Jessica; O'Brien, Mica; Harrison, Eona – Urban Institute, 2020
Youth engagement is the meaningful and sustained involvement of young people in efforts to create positive social change. This approach requires youth-serving organizations to rebalance traditional power dynamics between adults and young people, allowing youths to take on decision-making responsibilities. Collective impact initiatives such as…
Descriptors: Social Change, Youth Programs, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making
Blagg, Kristin; Rainer, Macy; Washington, Kelia – Urban Institute, 2020
Food insecurity is associated with poorer educational outcomes across the education spectrum. At the K-12 level, receipt of food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) or through universal school lunch is associated with positive, if small, effects on student outcomes. Little is…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Federal Programs, Welfare Services
Baum, Sandy; Holzer, Harry; Luetmer, Grace – Urban Institute, 2020
The federal student aid system has emerged as the primary source of funding for students pursuing a wide range of subbaccalaureate credentials. But the eligibility rules for federal student aid, offered under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, require a minimum program length of 600 hours for Pell grants, despite little evidence showing that…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Postsecondary Education, Certification, Student Financial Aid
Chingos, Matthew – Urban Institute, 2020
Federal student loans help many college students access and complete postsecondary degrees that would not have been attainable otherwise. But years of well-intentioned policymaking have left the student loan system a complicated mess that is difficult for borrowers to navigate and leads to unfair and inefficient distributions of taxpayer dollars.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid
Monarrez, Tomas; Greenberg, Erica; Luetmer, Grace; Chien, Carina – Urban Institute, 2020
A growing number of US cities are organizing common application systems for families seeking free public preschool for their children, and many use the deferred acceptance (DA) algorithm to assign students to schools that receive more applications than they have seats. In this report, we examine the steps taken to use a common application system…
Descriptors: Preschools, Preschool Children, Admission (School), Enrollment
Greenberg, Erica; Luetmer, Grace; Chien, Carina; Monarrez, Tomas – Urban Institute, 2020
Since 2014, the District of Columbia has used an annual common application to place new students from prekindergarten for 3-year-olds (PK3) through 12th grade in DC Public Schools (DCPS) and DC public charter schools. Though K-12 students have the right to attend their in-boundary school, this policy does not extend to students in PK3 or PK4…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Selective Admission, Competitive Selection, Admission (School)
Treskon, Mark; Cohen, Mychal; Gonz├ílez, Jorge – Urban Institute, 2020
This report provides an overview of and learning agenda for the Save for College Program, a New York City scholarship and savings platform that incorporates family, school, neighborhood, and systems-level components. The report describes the program's design and approach, as well as its context and implementation to date. It also discusses metrics…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Money Management, Program Design, Program Implementation
Greenberg, Erica; Rosenboom, Victoria; Adams, Gina – Urban Institute, 2019
Children of immigrants will make up a critical share of our nation's future workforce, but they are less likely than other children to participate in early education programs known to support school readiness and long-term productivity. This study describes the characteristics and enrollment of children of immigrants using the most current and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Enrollment, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education
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