Resources

New England 2020 FAQ

6/29/2006

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the Foundation's "New England 2020" report.

New England 2020: A Forecast of Educational Attainment and Its Implications for the Workforce of New England States

Stephen P. Coelen and Joseph B. Berger

6/29/2006

New England's changing demographics and varying levels of educational attainment demand support for and improvement of the region's higher education institutions.

New England After 3 PM

The Afterschool Alliance

5/30/2006

Afterschool programs provide students with opportunities for learning and exploration, but too few children have access to quality, well-funded programs. This 2006 report highlights the need for afterschool programs and the work being done in the New England states to increase availability and public demand.

Transfer Access to Elite Colleges and Universities in the United States:

Alicia C. Dowd and Glenn Gabbard

4/18/2006

Community colleges can offer low-income students a path to higher education, but transferring to elite, four-year schools often proves to be more challenging than earning an associate's degree.

State Merit Scholarship Programs and Racial Inequity

Don Heller and Patricia Marin

10/1/2004

For minority and low-income students, unmet financial need—the gap between the costs of attending college and the resources available to students—presents a major barrier to attending college.

Critical Hours: Afterschool Programs and Educational Success

Beth Miller

6/4/2003

What role can afterschool programs play in helping students navigate early adolescence to successful adulthood? This report explores the links between out-of-school time and educational success for middle school students.

Diversity Among Equals

Stephen Coelen, Patricia Crosson and Joseph Berger

10/17/2001

Higher education institutions in New England have made significant investments in equitable access using affirmative action strategies to increase minority student representation—but significant policy barriers continue to impede educational access for low-income and minority populations in the region.

Getting Through College: Voices of Low-Income and Minority Students in New England

Colleen O'Brien and Jessica Shedd

2/19/2001

Financial, academic, and social support are key factors in supporting low-income and minority students to succeed in postsecondary institutions.