Rebecca Pollard

2003 Public Policy Summer Fellow

May 1, 2003
Graduate Degree: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Undergraduate Degree:Colby College
Areas of Interest:School reform
Agency:Massachusetts Board of Education
Supervisor:Aundrea Kelly, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Project Description:During her fellowship she conducted a survey of public college admissions staffs, high school guidance counselors, and other stakeholders about the information gaps between K-12 and preparation for higher education; compiled information about public institution admissions criteria, information about financial aid, and alignment of high school academic standards with college proficiencies. The conclusions were synthesized in a research paper on the barriers facing low-income, minority, and first-generation college goers in Massachusetts.