State Merit Scholarship Programs and Racial Inequity

State Merit Scholarship Programs and Racial Inequity Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page October 01, 2004   DON HELLER AND PATRICIA MARIN With college tuition rising faster than family incomes, state policy is barring low-income and minority students from receiving adequate aid for college tuition. This collection of research finds that many state merit…

Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success

Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page June 04, 2003   BETH MILLER Experiences during adolescence shape students’ futures as learners and individuals. Afterschool time presents opportunities for social-emotional and interest-driven learning through hands-on experiences—something that is sometimes missing from school curricula. This report draws on research from…

Diversity Among Equals

Diversity Among Equals Download the Full PDFBack to Publications Page October 17, 2001   STEPHEN COELEN, PATRICIA CROSSON AND JOSEPH BERGER Affirmative action in college admissions has been debated as a useful policy for creating qualified, diverse student bodies. The minority student population in New England colleges and universities is growing but remains lower than…