Research & Policy
|We take what we learn from working alongside both young people and adults in the field to improve practice, inform research, and advocate in the policy arena. CARA’s programs also work strategically to allow young people themselves to influence the programs and policies that are aimed at them.
CARA participates in a range of local and national level policy groups focused on college access and success, including the Education Funders Research Initiative and the College Access Affinity Network. CARA staff have also published articles, white papers, and reports based on our research in the field of college access and persistence. See below for a complete list of linked publications. See below for a complete list of linked publications.
Chajet, L. and Bloom, J. (December 2013): Education Funders Research Initiative: Assessing College and Career Readiness
Chajet, L. and Bahl, T. (October, 2013). Youth Leadership for College Access Summer Institute 2013: Summary of Findings.
Cowan, L. and Chajet, L. (March, 2012). Walking the Same Hallways: Youth Leadership in College Access in NYC: A White Paper. Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Bloom, J. (2012). Willie Rivera Thoughts: Critical Small Schools and the Transition to Higher Education. In M. Hantzopolous and A. Tyner (Eds.) Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Chajet, L. (Spring, 2011). We Are All In It Together: The Role of Youth Leadership in College Access. Voices in Urban Education. Providence, RI: Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.
Chajet, L. and Stoneman-Bell, S. (2009). College for All? Youth Lead the Way. Rethinking Schools.
Bloom, J. (2008). “Social Class Resources and Widening the Road to College.” ASHE/Lumina Critical Essay Series.
Bloom, J. (2007). “(Mis)Reading Social Class in the Journey Towards College: Youth Development in Urban America.” Teachers College Record 109(2), 343-368.
Chajet, L. (2007). The Power and Limits of Small School Reform: Institutional Agency and Democratic Leadership in Public Education. In D. Carlson and C. Gause (Eds.), Keeping the Promise: Essays on Leadership, Democracy, and Education. New York: Peter Lang.
Chajet, L. (2006). Transitioning from Small Schools to College: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat. Horace. Volume 22, Number 1. Winter, 14.
Bloom, J. (2005). Hollowing the Promise of Higher Education: Inside the Political Economy of Access to College. In L. Weis and M. Fine (Eds.), Beyond Silenced Voices: Race, Class and Gender in United States Schools. Albany: State University of New York Press.