Test scores, race, and family income are just some of the factors that influence who gets in to selective-admissions high schools in Philadelphia, raising questions of access and equity.
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September 14, 2017
May 16, 2017
The College Board and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a two-year partnership aimed at expanding access for low-income and rural students to college preparation and planning tools.
April 24, 2017
A new study shows that in high-poverty districts, where students need financial aid the most, the rates of aid applications are lower.
March 22, 2017
A newly published study shows that when college admissions officers have more detail about low-income students' high schools, they're more likely to understand the context they come from, and offer them admission.
March 10, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service purposefully shut off a key tool for helping students and parents apply for federal student aid, government officials confirmed, and the tool will continue to be unavailable for "several weeks."
February 07, 2017
Aviation programs are touted as appealing to students of all backgrounds, and one major school district has constructed its own hangar in the belief that if you build it, students will come.
December 13, 2016
Thirty elite colleges have announced the American Talent Initiative, which aims to step up recruiting of students from low- and middle-income families.
December 09, 2016
A new report examines the educational attainment data of three cohorts of young adults and found that there is still significant work to do to close opportunity gaps.
June 22, 2016
The new ACT Center for Equity and Learning will focus on addressing educational equity issues such as expanding access to college for underserved learners and closing the achievement gap.
June 13, 2016
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, but new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act bolster resources for their support.