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Author(s):Wyner, J., Bridgeland, J., and DiIulio, J
Title:Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Organization:Jack Kent Cooke Foundation & Civic Enterprises
Short Description:This report focuses on the experience of the approximately 3.4 million K-12 students who are in the top 25% in achievement in national tests and in the lower 50% in terms of family income. The report find that these students maintain their high-achieving status, attend college, graduate from college, and attend graduate school at lower rates than their high-family-income peers.
Annotation:This report focuses on the experience of the approximately 3.4 million K-12 students who are in the top 25% in achievement in national tests and in the lower 50% in terms of family income. The report find that these students maintain their high-achieving status, attend college, graduate from college, and attend graduate school at lower rates than their high-family-income peers.
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Achievement Gap
Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives

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Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Academic competitiveness grant
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
College Board scholarship search
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
The Kalamazoo Promise
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Federal Aid First
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Higher education accountability for student learning
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Trends in student aid 2007
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Digest of Education Statistics
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Fund Your Future: Counselors' Guide
Price isn't the only consideration: Look beyond the cost side of the equation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Facts about college access and affordability
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Project Complete
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Financial aid in theory and practice
How much are college students borrowing?
Squeeze play 2009: The public's view on college costs today
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
Apply to Succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid