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Slides, video from Hillman talk on ‘education deserts’ now available

December 08, 2014

Nicholas Hillman recently discussed the problem of "education deserts" during a brown bag presentation hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Slides from Hillman's talk are now available, and video is also posted to the School of Education's YouTube channel.

The term "education deserts" refers to areas of the country where place-bound students have few or no accessible public options to enroll in college. During his talk, Hillman shared research findings that show how education deserts are drawn along lines of race and class, with Hispanic and low-income communities having the fewest public options.

Hillman is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison and a WISCAPE affiliate.