UPDATE: “Heart of Detroit” Tuition Pledge

In July we documented the impact of the “Kalamazoo Promise” program. Begun in 2006, this program covers 100% of the cost of tuition at selected colleges in Michigan for any student who graduated from the Kalamazoo public schools. Now Wayne State University has announced a similar program, the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge. Detroit residents… Read More

Class Size Influences Womens’ Success in STEM

The latest research study by Cissy Ballen et. al. and published in BioScience investigates the factors that influence the performance gap we see in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes between men and women. The culprit? A metric that’s common at colleges and universities: class size. Previous research shows that women participate less than… Read More