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    • College Access for the Working Poor: Overcoming Burdens to Succeed in Higher Education 

      McSwain, Courtney; David, Ryan (The Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2007-07-01)
      Expanding access to higher education is critical to improving the lives of the working poor, as jobs in today’s economy increasingly require some higher education. The nation also needs higher educational achievement levels ...
    • Developing State Policy that Supports Low-income, Working Students 

      Duke-Benfield, Amy E.; Garcia, Rosa M.; Walizer, Lauren; Welton, Carrie (CLASP, 2018-09-01)
      Students and state policymakers clearly understand how important postsecondary education is to financial wellbeing and state economic productivity. Those with associate or bachelor’s degrees earn 31 percent and 77 percent ...
    • Fourteen Economic Facts on Education and Economic Opportunity 

      Whitmore Schanzenbach, Diane; Boddy, David; Mumford, Megan; Nantz, Greg (The Brookings Institution; The Hamilton Project, 2016-03-24)
      Education is a powerful force for advancing opportunity, prosperity, and growth. Educational attainment is a significant determinant of a range of measures of well-being, including an individual’s likelihood of marrying, ...
    • Investing in Higher Education for Latinos - Payoffs for State Economies 

      Bautsch, Brenda (National Conference for States Legislatures, 2011-07-01)
      As the fastest-growing and least-educated population, Latino students need targeted support. States can pursue numerous strategies to boost college access and success, including increasing awareness of financial aid options, ...
    • Miles to Go Lousiana - The Only Way Forward: Changing Directions in Education 

      Southern Education Foundation (Southern Education Foundation, 2006)
      This report documents the economic and educational gains that Louisiana can realize over time if it increases high school and college enrollment and graduation rates; expanding funding and coverage of high-quality ...
    • North Carolina’s Leaky Educational Pipeline & Pathways to 60% Postsecondary Attainment 

      Tippett, Rebecca; Stanford, Jessica (Carolina Demography; Carolina Population Center; John M Belk Endowment, 2019-02-01)
      In North Carolina, the number of jobs is projected to grow more quickly in the coming decade than the working-age population.6 The number of jobs statewide is projected to increase by 389,000, or 8.3%, between 2017 and ...
    • Renewing the Democratic Purposes of Higher Education 

      Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust (Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; The Guardians Initiative: Reclaiming the Public Trust, 2018)
      The U.S. higher education system, in all of its diversity, is a product of democracy, having matured alongside the nation and its people over the course of nearly four centuries. Today, there is good evidence that colleges ...
    • Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Status and Issues 

      Matthews, Christine (2007-04-01)
      An important aspect of U.S. efforts to maintain and improve economic competitiveness is the existence of a capable scientific and technological workforce. A major concern of the 110th Congress may be regarding the future ...
    • The Economic Benefits of Passing the Dream Act 

      Ortega, Francesc; Edwards, Ryan; Wolgin, Philip E. (Center for American Progress, 2017-09-18)
      A September 5 announcement from the Trump administration effectively ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) —a program that, since 2012, has helped nearly 800,000 young people gain a temporary reprieve from ...
    • We Need a New Deal Between Higher Education and Democratic Capitalism 

      Carnevale, Anthony P. (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2016)
      Higher education has become a crucial element in the historical bargain between democracy and capitalism in the 21st century. This new reality has emerged gradually over the past 30 years but, for the most immediate evidence, ...