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UW-Madison’s Hillman speaks with ‘Research Minutes’ podcast about ‘education deserts’

September 19, 2018

The work of UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman on “education deserts” is the focus of a recent podcast hosted on the CPRE Knowledge Hub website.

The “Research Minutes” podcast explains: ”Despite a growing demand for college-level education in communities across the U.S., millions of residents currently live in what researchers call ‘higher education deserts,’ areas where students have limited or no access to a public, broad-access four-year university.”

Hillman, who has conducted significant research on this topic, is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)

The preview continues: “On this episode of ‘Research Minutes’ we speak with University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Nicholas Hillman, one of a small number of researchers currently studying higher education deserts and their impacts on local students and families. Hillman joins CPRE research specialist Robert Nathenson to discuss his research and offer some tips to those hoping to understand and address this unique problem.”

To listen to the podcast, visit this web page.

The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) hosts CPRE Knowledge Hub, an online platform designed to bring together education policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.

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