Immigration Policy Affects College Students, Too

by Janette Martinez  Earlier this week, we highlighted how current immigration crackdowns threaten to undo decades of progress in the Latinx* community, and how those crackdowns are hurting K-12 students. Today, we look at...

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Four More March Madness Matchups to Watch

By Emily Labandera and Janette Martinez Earlier this week, we brought you five matchups to watch in this year’s March Madness tournament. Today, we bring you three more real March Madness head-to-head matchups (and...

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Immigration is an Education Issue

by Janette Martinez    Latinxs* are the fastest growing racial group in the United States and make up the largest percentage of non-white school-age children. Latinx students also make up a third of public...

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My First-Generation Perspective

By Dana Laurens     Last month, I had the privilege of speaking at the annual 1vyG Conference--held at the University of Pennsylvania--on a panel alongside Dr. Sean Vereen, Dr. Laura Perna, and Dr....

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First in Family, First to Graduate

By Emily Labandera Fact: first-generation college students, those whose parents have never attended college or received a degree, pursue postsecondary education at lower rates than similarly prepared non-first generation peers. Because of the financial...

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Progressive Higher Education Reform Now

by Michael Dannenberg When it comes to federal aid and accountability for results, progressive advocates should have three bottom line demands for the pending Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization: (1) A sizable federal-state partnership designed to...

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Hill Briefing: Charter Facility Needs 2/26/18

Save The Date! Did you know that public charter schools serve more than 3 million students nationwide, but recent survey data showed that parents of as many as 5.5 million students would enroll them...

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TOPS “Extra Effort”

by Michael Dannenberg There is an answer to Louisiana’s struggle with insufficient funding and rigid design of the popular Taylor Opportunity Program Scholarship (TOPS), but it requires a hard decision and compromise that politicians...

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