July Articles of Interest for Higher Education Professionals

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The Association for Institutional Research shared the following publications of interest for higher education professionals. Click on the titles to access the full articles. These article summaries are credited to the Electronic AIR Newsletter (July 2013 edition).

Supporting Latino Community College Students: An Investment in Our Economic Future

Supporting Latino Community College Students: An Investment in Our Economic Future, a report from Exelencia in Education and Single Stop USA, examines obstacles to Latino degree completion and outlines recommendations for moving these students through the education pipeline and into successful careers. According to the report, low degree attainment among Latinos is a result of several challenges including college cost, limited knowledge about college, increased family responsibilities, and the need to work while attending college.

Condition of Education 2013

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Condition of Education 2013 (NCES 2013-037) presents 42 indicators on the status and condition of education covering all levels of education from early childhood through postsecondary education. This year’s report spotlights four issues of current interest: (1) trends in employment rates by educational attainment; (2) kindergarten entry status; (3) rural education; and (4) financing postsecondary education.

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