Education

Resource
Released: 01/2015

Low income students are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to this research bulletin. The latest data collected from the states by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), show that 51 percent of the students across the nation’s public schools were low income in 2013.

Find More By
Resource Type: Research
Topic: Education



Resource
Released: 02/2015

For over a decade, the Schott Foundation’s efforts to collect and publish national data on the four-year graduation rates for Black males compared to other sub-groups has been to highlight how the persistent systemic disparity in opportunity creates a climate and perception of a population who is less valued.

Find More By
Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Education



Resource
Released: 12/2012

A fascinating discussion on the barriers to medical progress with Greg Lucier, CEO of Life Technologies; Debi Brooks, co-founder and executive vice chairman of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Santosh Kesari, a neuro-oncologist at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Find More By
Resource Type: Video
Audience: All Members
Topic: EducationPolicy



Resource
Released: 03/2015

The Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren spent over 12 weeks coming up with a bold set of recommendations to change Detroit — and Michigan — schools for the better for all students. After months of research, expert testimony, analysis, data-crunching, and lots and lots of debate, the recommendations are here.

Find More By
Resource Type: External LinkReportToolkit
Audience: All Members



Resource
Released: 08/2015

With college costs rising and students’ debt load mounting, there’s a growing national debate over how to make higher education affordable. What’s missing from the conversation is a clear and common understanding of what “affordable” means to students and families. To address that gap and reset the conversation around college affordability, Lumina Foundation today released the Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education—a framework that clearly defines college affordability in terms of what families and students can and should pay.

Find More By
Resource Type: Best PracticeFunder Briefing
Topic: Education
Funding Area: Higher Education



Resource
Released: 08/2015

Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation explores the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left school before graduating from high school. Though often labeled “dropouts,” by society, stereotypes assume that these young people are deficient and simply disengaged – lacking the competencies of those that do graduate.

Find More By
Resource Type: Report
Topic: Education



Resource
Released: 01/2014

This report seeks to expand conversations around educational opportunity by taking a comprehensive look at the barriers African American girls face and the educational and economic outcomes that result. One important barrier is the prevalence of stereotypes that adversely impact the educational experiences of African American girls. Structural and institutional barriers examined in this report — such as under-resourced schools, disparate discipline practices, gender-based violence and harassment, and lack of support for pregnant and parenting students— further compromise educational outcomes for African American girls.

Find More By
Resource Type: Report



Resource
Released: 09/2013

Good schools are, of course, essential, but not alone sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation’s young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and, yes, in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools and the broader community need to work together to create integrated systems of support for each child— an approach that we term youth systems.

Find More By
Resource Type: Research
Funding Area: Youth Development



Resource
Released: 03/2015

With support from The C.S. Mott Foundation, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) investigated and documented pathways into postsecondary education and the workforce for older, vulnerable youth in Michigan with the goal of providing information to create a more robust dialogue amongst key state-level stakeholders.

Find More By
Resource Type: Report
Funding Area: Youth Development



Resource
Released: 10/2015

Higher education is a crucial pathway to social and economic mobility. Yet many of the public universities that should be helping students move forward are instead failing to enroll enough low-income undergraduates. As a result, tens of thousands of young people are missing their first, critical step toward opportunity.

Find More By
Resource Type: Report
Topic: Education
Funding Area: Higher Education



Pages