Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


Educational Opportunities for Low-Income Youth

A five-year California-wide research study aiming to more completely understand the job-market and college-access problems of low-income youth will be led by education professors at UC San Diego and UCLA, under a just announced $7.6 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“We know that for low-income youth, understanding the barriers to post-high school education is the key to creating solutions,” said Amanda Datnow, professor of education studies at UC San Diego, and co-director of the study. “We are confident this work will advance the policy choices in the fight against poverty in America,” added Datnow.

Immediate work getting underway in San Diego includes in-depth study of low-income youth of this region, especially those who have failed on the traditional paths to high school completion and college entrance. This work will be undertaken at UC San Diego by the University’s education research center, CREATE (Center for Research on Educational Equity, Access and Teaching Excellence.)

“Our education specialists at UC San Diego are ideally suited for this kind of in-depth research where the home and environmental lives of young people come slamming into problems in school,” said Jeff Elman, dean of Social Sciences. “We have a deep and lasting commitment to research that must help break the cycle of poverty and despair among many of our young people,” he added.

The grant, part of a Gates Foundation program, called “Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Poverty through Post-secondary Education,” folds into on-going University of California education research effort known as the “All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity,” part of the UC continuing public service work to reduce poverty and expand opportunities to low-income young people of color.

Comment: Amanda Datnow, (858) 534-1682 or

Barry Jagoda | Newswise Science News
Further information:

More articles from Studies and Analyses:

nachricht Rutgers-led innovation could spur faster, cheaper, nano-based manufacturing
14.02.2018 | Rutgers University

nachricht New study from the University of Halle: How climate change alters plant growth
12.01.2018 | Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

All articles from Studies and Analyses >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Tiny implants for cells are functional in vivo

For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of live zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases, as the authors report in an article published in Nature Communications.

In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the networks of...

Im Focus: Locomotion control with photopigments

Researchers from Göttingen University discover additional function of opsins

Animal photoreceptors capture light with photopigments. Researchers from the University of Göttingen have now discovered that these photopigments fulfill an...

Im Focus: Surveying the Arctic: Tracking down carbon particles

Researchers embark on aerial campaign over Northeast Greenland

On 15 March, the AWI research aeroplane Polar 5 will depart for Greenland. Concentrating on the furthest northeast region of the island, an international team...

Im Focus: Unique Insights into the Antarctic Ice Shelf System

Data collected on ocean-ice interactions in the little-researched regions of the far south

The world’s second-largest ice shelf was the destination for a Polarstern expedition that ended in Punta Arenas, Chile on 14th March 2018. Oceanographers from...

Im Focus: ILA 2018: Laser alternative to hexavalent chromium coating

At the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show from April 25–29, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is showcasing extreme high-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA): A video documents how for metal components that are highly loaded, EHLA has already proved itself as an alternative to hard chrome plating, which is now allowed only under special conditions.

When the EU restricted the use of hexavalent chromium compounds to special applications requiring authorization, the move prompted a rethink in the surface...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Industry & Economy
Event News

Virtual reality conference comes to Reutlingen

19.03.2018 | Event News

Ultrafast Wireless and Chip Design at the DATE Conference in Dresden

16.03.2018 | Event News

International Tinnitus Conference of the Tinnitus Research Initiative in Regensburg

13.03.2018 | Event News

Latest News

A new kind of quantum bits in two dimensions

19.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

Scientists have a new way to gauge the growth of nanowires

19.03.2018 | Materials Sciences

Virtual reality conference comes to Reutlingen

19.03.2018 | Event News

Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>