From Aspirations to Action: The Role of Middle School Parents in Making the Dream of College a Reality

Author: Alisa F. Cunningham, Wendy Erisman, Ph.D., and Shannon Looney

From Aspirations to Action:

A major national report that examines the crucial stage at which middle school students and their parents must begin to make choices about going to college. Parents of adolescent students are in a unique position to help ensure their children’s success in postsecondary education as they could provide early guidance in the relevancy of college to success in life, academic preparation, and high educational aspirations.

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December 2007



Publication Type

Research Report


Access and Success

Funding Partners

The Sallie Mae Fund

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