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    • 16 squares : the heart of Blacksburg 

      Steika, Kim; Deshpande, Kartiki; Strumfiled, Jonathan (Virginia Tech. Community Design Assistance Center, 2008-07-01)
      CDAC worked with the 16 Squares Committee of Blacksburg to bring together an overview of historic information to cast a vision for what can be done in both the short and long term to identify, educate, preserve, and develop.
    • The 2001 Virginia Rural Homeless Survey 

      Koebel, C. Theodore; Murphy, Michelle; Brown, Adam (Virginia Center for Housing Research, 2001-09)
      The Virginia Center for Housing Research was commissioned by the Virginia Housing Study Commission, the Virginia Interagency Action Council for the Homeless, and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development ...
    • 2006 National Survey of Latinos: The Immigration Debate 

      Suro, Roberto; Escobar, Gabriel (Pew Hispanic Center, 2006-07-13)
      Latinos are feeling more discriminated against, politically energized and unified following the immigration policy debate and the pro-immigration marches that have taken place. According to the 2006 National Survey of ...
    • A Benchmark for Making College Affordable 

      Lumina Foundation (Lumina Foundation, 2017-10-31)
      College affordability. Two simple words; two critically important, yet distressingly hollow words. Policymakers, college administrators, and student advocates all use this term, but no one seems to precisely define what ...
    • A Commentary About the Black and Latino Doctoral Experience in the United States 

      Felder, Pamela; Castillo, Camila (Academic Leadership Journal, 2011-01-01)
      In an increasingly diverse and global society, it is imperative that doctoral education be pursued and completed by more diverse students. Currently, there is a significant disparity in doctoral degree completion, which ...
    • A Different Viewpoint on Student Retention 

      Scott Swail, Watson (Educational Policy Institute, 2014-06-01)
      Although student retention, persistence, and graduation is a high priority for institutions and policymakers, graduation rates are not improving. Nowadays, more students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds ...
    • A Discussion of Retention and Completion 

      Minnesota Office of Higher Education (Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2015-01-28)
      The purpose of this report is to identify best practices that stakeholders in postsecondary education can put in place to improve retention and completion rates at postsecondary institutions across Minnesota. In doing so, ...
    • A Dream Undone? Advancing Access and Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape 

      Espinosa, Lorelle L.; Gaertner, Matthew N. (American Council on Education, 2015-08-01)
      The US Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision to re-hear Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin has prompted anxious speculation and genuine concern in the higher education community. While no one knows how the court will ...
    • A Failing Safety Net: Declining Community College Affordability 

      Williams, Ben; Finney, Joni E.; Torres, Sarah (Institute for Research on Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2016-12-01)
      The nation’s community colleges serve as the educational safety net for millions of students. While the safety net is showing signs of wear, it can be restored within current state and federal policies guiding higher ...
    • A Federal Work Study Reform Agenda to Better Serve Low-Income Students 

      O’Sullivan, Rory; Setzer, Reid (Young Invincibles, 2014-09-01)
      This report recommends reforming Federal Work Study to better serve low-income students working their way through school, and providing them with experience and skills for today’s economy. They authors recommend: Implementing ...
    • A Guide to Documenting Latino Hispanic History and Culture in New York State 

      New York State Archives (New York State Archives, 2002-01-01)
      The main purpose of this guide is to help create a comprehensive, equitable historical record of New York’s Latino/Hispanic populations, one that represents fairly the full spectrum of communities, facets of life, and ...
    • A Leg Up: How A Privileged Minority Is Graduating Without Debt 

      Huelsman, Mark (Demos, 2016-07-06)
      The rapid and unrelenting rise in student debt over the past decade has put college affordability and student loan policy at the forefront of the national political conversation. As policymakers begin to develop comprehensive ...
    • A Look At Black Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions 

      Nichols, Andrew H.; Evans-Bell, Denzel (The Education Trust, 2017)
      More Black students are enrolling in four-year colleges and universities than ever before. But what happens to these students after they arrive on campus? Do they obtain the degrees they are seeking? Not so much, this ...
    • A Lost Decade in Higher Education Funding State Cuts Have Driven up Tuition and Reduced Quality 

      Mitchell, Michael; Leachman, Michael; Masterson, Kathleen (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2017-08-01)
      A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historic levels, despite recent increases. Overall state funding for public two- and four-year colleges in the ...
    • A National View of Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity – Fall 2010 Cohort 

      Shapiro,Dough; Dundar, Afet; Huie, Faye; Wakhungu, Phoebe Khasiala; Yuan, Xin; Nathan, Angel; Hwang, Youngsik (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017-04-26)
      This report provides six-year completion rates disaggregated by race and ethnicity for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2010.
    • A New Era of Civil Rights: Proposals to Address the Economic Inequalities in Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids” 

      Kahlenberg, Richard D. (The Century Foundation, 2015-09-10)
      Earlier this year, Harvard University public policy professor Robert D. Putnam published the blockbuster social policy book of 2015: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. As a supplement to those efforts, this report ...
    • A New Look at the Institutional Component of Higher Education Finance: A Guide for Evaluating Performance Relative to Financial Resources 

      Kelly, Patrick J.; Jones, Dennis P. (National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), 2005-12-01)
      This report supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts is an effort to address the performance of state higher education systems, and the public sectors within them, relative to their levels of funding. The report aims to ...
    • A Principled Federal Role in Higher Education 

      Baum, Sandy; Harris, Douglas N.; Kelly, Andrew; Mitchell, Ted (Urban Institute, 2017-09-01)
      A new research brief from the Urban Institute outlines perspectives by nationally respected scholars and experts regarding some of the most critical issues in higher education, along with recommendations on evidence-based ...
    • A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education Linking Service Productivity Theory and Higher Education Reform 

      Lusch, Robert; Wu, Christopher (Center for American Progress, 2012-08-01)
      Policymakers are currently wrestling with fundamental but complex questions about the future of higher education, including how to hold colleges responsible for the billions of dollars in federal financial aid money they ...