Policy Briefs are a 10-15 page brief that provides recommendations for policy based on personal experience and research that supports boys and men of color.
The inaugural Policy Brief, De La Ciudad a la Frontera: Advancing Latino Males in Border and Urban Regions in Texas highlights the educational patters of Latino male students in select border and urban regions. The brief utilizes 8th grade cohort data tracked by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency, and the Texas Workforce Commission that follows Texas 8th graders for 11 years into their early career. The brief concludes with recommendations for policy applicable to researchers, policymakers, and educational leaders committed to advancing male students of color at the local, state, and national levels.
The Policy Brief Series aims to make benchmarking data readily available to practitioners, policymakers, and educational leaders to help impact institutional and state policy. These policy briefs stem from a collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), which provided valuable data from across the state to examine educational outcomes for male students of color by Education Service Centers (ESCs) and county. For more information about these data, please visit our Research Digests publications.