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Tag: Achievement Gap
Milwaukee Serves as Backdrop to Examine Issues Plaguing Black Males
If you look at the data surrounding the Brew City, it is hard to believe Milwaukee is making any progress to move the needle at all on racial equity. The city has the highest Black-White segregation and the highest rate of incarceration of Black males in the country. The state of Wisconsin, anchored by the city of Milwaukee, has the worst Black-White achievement gap in the country as evidenced by National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, a truth that has persisted for over 15 years.
November 6, 2019
State Restrictions Impede Developmental Education While Minority-Serving Institutions Find Success
A staggering amount of first year college students enter into institutions of higher education underprepared – research suggests 40 percent annually, and this figure is disproportionately comprised of racial minorities and low-income students. To prepare students for the academic demands of college, institutions endeavor to bridge the “knowledge” gap with developmental or remedial coursework. Recent decades have brought increased restrictions on remediation at public institutions.
March 25, 2019
New Book Challenges Bad Stats
If you’re in the habit of spewing negative statistics about the education of Black students in the United States, expect to draw the ire of Dr. Ivory A. Toldson.
March 15, 2019
Study Finds Professors’ Beliefs About Intelligence Impacts STEM Achievement
A revealing analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) indicates that professors’ beliefs about intelligence play a measurable role in the success of STEM students, especially underrepresented minorities.
February 19, 2019
Early College Credit Linked to Success, Savings for Indiana Students
Recent data findings from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) underscore the academic and economic value of providing high school students with an opportunity to earn early college credit.
February 6, 2019
Study: No Clear Definition On Who is a First-Generation Student
Higher education institutions have made strides in identifying and assisting first-generation students, but the lack of a standardized definition of a first-generation student is negatively impacting how colleges and universities properly aid this group, according to a new study released Wednesday.
October 3, 2018
HBCU Fellows to Receive Entrepreneurial Fellowship
The Center for Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania, along with recruiting marketing platform The Whether, has formed a new initiative focused on increasing the number of entrepreneurs who graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Twenty-five fellows from 17 HBCUs will receive the Mary Ellen Pleasant Entrepreneur Fellowship which offers them the […]
September 11, 2018
Sooner Proves to Be Better When Searching for Post-Grad Employment
Soon-to-be college graduates who get an early start on their job search are more likely to become and to stay gainfully employed for as many as five years beyond their graduation, according to a new survey.
September 10, 2018
Report: Focus on Part-Time Students to Close Achievement Gaps
A new report this week from the Education Advisory Board encourages community colleges to increase support for part-time students in order to achieve equity and reduce the nearly 20-percentage-point achievement gap between White and minority students.
April 30, 2018
Celebrate Latino High School Graduation, but Work Toward College Degree Attainment
While there is much to rejoice, there’s a drastic chasm in graduation from 4-year colleges among Hispanics and other racial and ethnic groups.
October 18, 2017
Two Higher Education Goals Deferred
An expert notes that some higher education goals have seemingly arbitrary timelines and are inattentive to the range of diversity in U.S. populations as well as their varying levels of degree attainment.
October 18, 2017
ETS: ‘Targeted and Tailored’ Strategies Needed to Close Achievement Gaps
An Educational Testing Service report states that racial and ethnic gaps in educational attainment will persist well into the 21st century unless “targeted and tailored” strategies are implemented for various underrepresented groups.
October 17, 2017
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