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JBHE Weekly Bulletin — December 29, 2005

JBHE Statistical Shocker of the Year: Despite major gains, blacks have a huge distance to go to achieve racial parity with whites in higher education.

The Persisting Racial Digital Divide: A new report from the Department of Education finds that 93 percent of all white students in K-12 education use computers either at home or at school.

The Growing Trend for Merit-Based Financial Aid at the State Level is Bad News for College-Bound Blacks: Two decades ago, in 1986, more than 86 percent of all federal financial aid for college students was based on need. Today, less than 60 percent of all federal financial aid goes to students in need.



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