Partnership for After School Education


April 15, 2015

Graduate! A Community Guide to College Access and Completion

A new guidebook, Graduate! A Community Guide to College Access and Completion, was just released by the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The guide is meant to help organizations assist high school students in pursing higher education, and materials in the guide are to be used to promote college access and completion. It includes information on planning for college, choosing the right college, financial aid and scholarships, campus resources, and more.

April 15, 2015

Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males

The Annenberg Institute for School Reform and the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) have released a research report, Promising Practices and Unfinished Business: Fostering Equity and Excellence for Black and Latino Males, that summarizes the findings and recommendations from the second phase of a study examining factors impacting low academic performance for Black and Latino males in Boston public schools. The first phase of the report found that Black and Latino males had inequitable access to more rigorous programs in schools, contributing in part to significant opportunity and achievement gaps for this population. The new study offers detailed case studies that suggest a more intentional approach to supporting Black and Latino male students could significantly strengthen outcomes.