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Author(s):Richburg-Hayes, L.
Title:Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Short Description:While there is compelling evidence that additional years of schooling and advanced education credentials are associated with higher earnings, evaluations of education and basic skills training programs have yielded mixed results concerning their ability to increase earnings among low-income populations. This paper summarizes what is known from evaluations about the effectiveness of education acquisition to advance the earnings and careers of low-wage workers. The paper then discusses two popular community college strategies intended to increase academic success among this population: enhanced student services and performance-based scholarships.
Annotation:Employment has long been held to be an important deterrent against poverty, and work is a core component of a range of federal efforts to improve the economic well-being of low-income families. However, recent trends in earnings and research both confirm that work alone is not sufficient to prevent poverty. While there is compelling evidence that additional years of schooling and advanced education credentials are associated with higher earnings, evaluations of education and basic skills training programs have yielded mixed results concerning their ability to increase earnings among low-income populations. This paper summarizes what is known from evaluations about the effectiveness of education acquisition to advance the earnings and careers of low-wage workers. The paper then discusses two popular community college strategies intended to increase academic success among this population: enhanced student services and performance-based scholarships. Recent research about performance-based scholarships suggests that they can have a large, positive effect on academic achievement among a predominately female, single-parent student population that faces multiple barriers to completing college.
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Adult Students
Community Colleges
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Evidence-based Interventions/Best Practices
Female Students
Low-Income Students
Merit-based Aid
Non-traditional Students
Social and Economic Benefits/Economic Development
Student Success

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Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
GI bill: A reality check
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Childcare provider loan forgiveness program
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
American student achievement institute
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Merit aid and college access
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Reclaiming the American dream
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Primary progress, secondary challenge
NCHEMS information center
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
National college access network
Postsecondary education opportunity
Education Trust, Inc
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Do grants matter?
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Developing your vision while attending college
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Returning to our roots: Student access
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
What every student should know about financial aid
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
The family: America's smallest school
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education report card: A state summary
Colorado Reports
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
The Sallie Mae Fund
Parent primer on career exploration
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
2008-09 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
A Better Chance.org
The Kalamazoo Promise
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Starfish Initiative
College Board scholarship search
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Academic competitiveness grant
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
Higher education accountability for student learning
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Learning in a new key
Purdue opportunity awards program
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Generation broke: The growth of debt among young Americans
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
A new way on school integration
Economic diversity on campus
Costs, prices, and affordability
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
The UW-Madison sixth annual plan 2008 campus forum
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Finding the right college for you
Condition of education 2007
Funding higher education for adult students
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
College Access: Indiana
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Knocking at the college door: California state report
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
TRIO Programs
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Just and efficient college finance
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Annotated list of Pathways research, papers, reports, and other publications by focus area
The challenge of access and persistence
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
Early commitment financial aid programs
USA Funds
The promise and practice of prison programming
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
Miles to go: Louisiana
It's not what you tell them, it's what they hear: College access marketing in your community
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
National Urban League Scholarships
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Failing grades? American families and their college savings efforts
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Taxing matters
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
Project GRAD
Grappling with the access problem
Teens and technology: Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Project on student debt.org
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid
NASFAA's cash for college
Trends in college pricing 2008
Trends in student aid 2008
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act