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Author(s):Rothwell, J.
Title:Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Source:http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/rc/paper...
Date:2012
Organization:Brookings Institution
Short Description:One of the central issues that limits educational opportunity for low-income and minority children is their disproportionate concentration in low-performing schools. In particular, limiting the development of inexpensive housing in affluent neighborhoods and jurisdictions fuels economic and racial segregation and contributes to significant differences in school performance across the metropolitan landscape.
Annotation:One of the central issues that limits educational opportunity for low-income and minority children is their disproportionate concentration in low-performing schools. In particular, limiting the development of inexpensive housing in affluent neighborhoods and jurisdictions fuels economic and racial segregation and contributes to significant differences in school performance across the metropolitan landscape. While the connections between the real estate market and school performance have been widely studied, this is the first nationwide report to estimate the actual costs associated with living near a given public school. Likewise, while zoning has been studied intensely, this is the first national report to link zoning data with school test score data. This paper proceeds as follows. The first section surveys academic research on educational achievement with an emphasis on the relative effects of schools and families in shaping educational outcomes. A methodology section provides a summary of data sources and defines the main variables measured. The paper then examines differences in school test score performance among different racial/ethnic/income groups, how these differences vary across metropolitan areas, and implications for educational outcomes. Subsequent findings explore potential explanations for school inequality, including large gaps in housing costs, which are correlated with exclusionary zoning laws. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of public policy implications.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
Achievement Gap
Educational Equity
Low-Income Students
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School Reform
School Segregation/Integration Data
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Quality counts 2008
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Ensuring academic success for English learners
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
What works for Latino students
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Colorado Reports
African American students and U.S. high schools
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
California District Report Cards
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The achievement gap where you live
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
What role do school leaders play in turning around low-performing schools?
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
Project U-turn
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
The economic value of higher teacher quality
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Ramp-up to Readiness
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Measuring inequity in school funding
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
The undereducated American
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The hidden costs of community colleges
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
ESEA Briefing Book
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
A portrait of school improvement grantees
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Postsecondary success
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Should sixth grade be in elementary school or middle school?
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
The Condition of Education 2010
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Children of immigrants: The changing face of metropolitan America
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
AYP results for 2010-11
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
The ASCA national model
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Engaging students, challenging the odds
(Addendum to) Looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 integration
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Closing the achievement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Orphan Foundation of America
Value-added analysis and education policy
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Rural education at a glance
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
School relationships foster success for African American students
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Catching the Dream
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Talent Development High Schools
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Integration defended: Berkley Unified's strategy to maintain school diversity
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Complete College America
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
Alternative schools: What's in a name?
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Gauging the gaps: A deeper look at student achievement
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
New England Journal of Higher Education
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Condition of education 2008
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Measuring up 2008
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Facts for education advocates
Schools, skills, and synapses
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
The Equity Project
Urban school counseling: Context, characteristics, and competencies
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
National Center for Summer Learning
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Summer Search
Parsing the achievement gap II
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
College access and success state data
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
School funding's tragic flaw
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Windows on achievement and inequality
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Financial education in TRIO programs
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
High school remediation
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Empowering effective teachers: Readiness for reform
Gold Star School Counseling
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Background and context for equity audits
SREB Factbook on higher education
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Breakthrough Collaborative
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Dispelling the myth - online
National College Access Program Directory
Office of Indian education programs
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Pathways to college policy forum
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Strategic instruction model
College access: From the inside out
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Economic diversity on campus
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Public attitudes on higher education
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Educational needs index
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Cal-SOAP
Project GRAD
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Bridges to Success
Primary progress, secondary challenge
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Knocking at the college door: California state report
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
School Redesign Network
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Why rural matters 2007: The realities of rural education growth
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Center for native education
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Creating a college-going culture guide
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Improving quality and equity in education: Inspriring a new century of excellence in teaching and assessment
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Education issues 2007
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Helping Teens Succeed
Funding Gaps 2006
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
State policy profiles for completion by design
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Data for action 2011
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
On her majesty's school inspection service
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
The road to high-quality early education
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
The end of the segregated century: Racial separation in America's neighborhoods, 1890-2010
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Center on Education and the Workforce
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
College InSight
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Education pays 2010
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Research support for school counseling
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
Parents want to know
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Kids Count Data Center
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
The College Match Program
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning