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Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2018
This report is the third in a series that probes community reactions to K-12 education; its two predecessors, "Lift Every Voice and Lead: African American Leaders' Perceptions of K-12 Education Reform," and "Done to Us, Not With Us: African American Parent Perceptions of K-12 Education," addressed the roles that should be…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Youth
Anderson, Meredith B. L.; Harper, Caroline; Bridges, Brian K. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2017
UNCF conducted this study to shed light on African American grasstops' perspectives toward education reform and how they work to develop community-centered strategies to address disparities in schools. One narrative about the lack of engagement by local grasstops in education reform is that they do not care or are not informed about the topic.…
Descriptors: African American Leadership, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change
Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2017
This brief encourages leaders to utilize their influence to help alleviate the long-standing achievement gaps in the education system, because when students flourish, entire communities can flourish as well. The authors want to ensure that grasstops are intentional in their advocacy for black students. The "Lift Every Voice and Lead…
Descriptors: Leadership Role, Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap
Anderson, Meredith B. L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2016
"Building Better Narratives in Black Education" fundamentally changes the narrative and face of education reform to meaningfully include Black voices, leaders and initiatives that truly have equity and Black student success at the core. This is imperative as there is an education crisis for Black students in the United States. Recent…
Descriptors: African American Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, African American Community
Saunders, Katherine M.; Williams, Krystal L.; Smith, Cheryl L. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2016
Student loans have become an increasingly important way for students and their families to pay for college, but for students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), student loan debt is a substantial burden. Students who attend these institutions--many of whom are low-income and first-generation--must borrow at higher rates and,…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Black Colleges, Debt (Financial)
Richards, David A. R. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2014
While research consistently shows the earning power of college degrees, those returns are best weighed against the cost of attending post-secondary institutions, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) included. This study is an update of "Affordability of UNCF-Member Institutions" (2009), and compares the average costs at…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Tuition, Student Costs, Paying for College
Richards, D. A. R. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2014
This supplement to our 2012 report (see ED562057) on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) retention and graduation rates narrows that report's focus to UNCF's member institutions, and shows that these private HBCUs retain and graduate students at rates competitive with other postsecondary institutions. These schools perform…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Academic Persistence, Graduation, Graduation Rate
Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2014
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) represent a small percentage of all institutions in the U.S. but educate a large portion of all black and Latino students, many of whom are low-income and first-generation college attendees. Given the population growth of these students overall, both HSIs…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, College Students
Awokoya, Janet – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2014
Each year, as the title of this report suggests, UNCF awards well over 10,000 scholarships, fellowships and internships under 400 programs. As UNCF receives no federal or state funds, these programs are supported by contributions from corporations, foundations, families and individuals-- investments in the futures of the students who receive the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Scholarships, Internship Programs, Student Financial Aid
Richards, David A. R.; Awokoya, Janet T. – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2012
An appendix provides regression analyses.As the cost of higher education continues to climb, colleges and universities are finding themselves under increased pressure to demonstrate their value by enrolling, graduating and launching graduates into careers with the skills needed to compete as part of the American workforce. Few institutions are…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Academic Persistence, Graduation, Higher Education
Bridges, Brian K.; Awokoya, Janet T.; Messano, Frances – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2012
Despite the importance of postsecondary education to the economic and social vitality of the U.S. and the individuals who pursue this academic goal, the educational pipeline to and through college is broken for communities of color, the fastest-growing segment of the population. This report offers a revealing glimpse of the American system of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Meta Analysis