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Author(s):Council of Graduate Schools
Title:Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Organization:Council of Graduate Schools
Short Description:This report calls on policymakers, business leaders, and higher education officials to unite together in making the investments necessary to enhance U.S. innovation and national security in the 21st century. A key assumption of the report is the need for expanded participation of U.S. citizens, particularly from underrepresented minority groups, in graduate programs and fields essential to our nation’s success.
Annotation:This report calls on policymakers, business leaders, and higher education officials to unite together in making the investments necessary to enhance U.S. innovation and national security in the 21st century. Graduate education prepares the knowledge creators and innovators of tomorrow with the skills, expertise, and cultural awareness needed to compete effectively in the knowledge-based global economy. The work of graduate students contributes directly to sustained economic growth, prosperity, and national security. A key assumption of the report is the need for expanded participation of U.S. citizens, particularly from underrepresented minority groups, in fields that are essential to our nation’s success, emphasizing the need for increased minority participation in STEM careers.
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Employment and Workforce Development
Graduate Study
National Perspectives
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiatives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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College for all?
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Center on Education and the Workforce
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Young workers: A lost decade
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program (Fact Sheet)
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Multiple pathways to STEM: Examining state differences in community college attendance among Latino STEM bachelor's degree holders
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Latino college completion: State series
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Mobility makers
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
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
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Why access matters: The community college student body
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Transforming education in America
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Adolescent literacy
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Hispanic college enrollment spikes, narrowing gaps with other groups
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
The condition of education 2011
The economic value of higher teacher quality
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
College InSight
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Family factors and student outcomes
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Rising by Degrees
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Advancing STEM learning across the educational pipeline: Statewide efforts in Ohio
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Survey of Canadian career college students, phase III: Graduate survey
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
The National Indian Education Study
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
What does research say about 21st century skills?
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Confronting the STEM challenge: A new modeling tool for US education policymakers
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Expanding the mission: Community colleges and the functions of workforce intermediaries
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Mathematics and science education in the states
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
College learning for the new global century
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
African American students and U.S. high schools
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Women on the rise
Findings and trends Fall 1990 - Fall 2000
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
NCHEMS information center
African American achievement in America
School relationships foster success for African American students
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Increasing the representation of women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM): Scan and synopsis of approaches and opportunities
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
The PISA 2003 assessment framework: Mathematics, reading, science and problem solving knowledge and skills
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Science and engineering indicators 2006
Gender gap grows
Facts for education advocates
Schools, skills, and synapses
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Campaign for High School Equity
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Education watch 2009
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
Center for Law and Social Policy
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Corporate Scholarship Program
I-STEM Resource Network
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Education and economic mobility
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
"Innovation shift" to the emerging economies: Cases from IT and heavy industries
The American freshman: National norms for fall 2005
The national articulation and transfer network
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Learning in a new key
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Colorado Reports
Earnings by attainment
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Leading the conversion process: Lessons learned and recommendations for converting to small learning communities
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Millennials talk politics: A study of college student political engagement
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Community college fast facts
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Effective literacy and English language instruction for English learners in the elementary grades
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
A Better Chance.org
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Quality counts 2008
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Performance measurement and Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the workforce development system
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Website
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Scholarships for American Indians
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Sizing up state standards: 2008
The future workforce of Indiana
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Minority student achievement network
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
American FactFinder
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Foundation for excellent schools
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
Indian students and college preparation
Office of Indian education programs
Tribal colleges, native studies programs, and Indian education
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Miles to go: Louisiana
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Customized graduate program rankings
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Boys and girls harbor
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Our impoverished view of education reform
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
First generation college students: A literature review
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
Differences in the gender gap: Comparisons across racial/ethnic groups in education and work
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Diversity and the college curriculum: How colleges and universities are preparing students for a changing world
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Bridging troubled waters: Competition, cooperation, and the public good in independent and higher education
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
High skills and high pay: 2004 Update
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
State of adult literacy
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
How do Americans view one another? The persistence of racial/ ethnic stereotypes
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Reconsidering the diversity rationale
Nontraditional undergraduates
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Employees in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2005 and saleries of full-time instructional faculty, 2005-06
Student African American Brotherhood
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Education and incarceration
The future at work: Trends and implications
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
(Addendum to) Looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 integration
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
Catching the Dream
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Leaders and laggards: A state-by-state report card on educational effectiveness
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Tough choices or tough times: The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce
Postsecondary transitions among Navajo Indians
Creating role models for change: A survey of tribal college graduates
Resistance theory and the transculturation hypothesis as explanations of college attrition and persistence among culturally traditional American Indian students
Kids Count state-level data online
Improving prisoner re-entry through strategic policy innovations
When prisoners return to the community: Political, social and economic consequences
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Collaborative efforts in student retention: A snapshot of best practices across the nation
Sloan career cornerstone center
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
How America saves for college: 2010
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
The degree qualifications profile
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Quick stats fact sheet: High schools in the United States
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Community College 2.0
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The workplace realities
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Project U-turn
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
The Network on Transitions to Adulthood
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Tuning into local labor markets: Findings from the sectoral employment impact study
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
A balance sheet at 30 months: How the great recession has changed life in America
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
The spaces between the numbers: Getting international data on higher education straight
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Growing What Works Database
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
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
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Community college advocacy factsheet
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Estimating the number of jobs created or saved
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Gender inequalities in education
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The great unraveling: A portrait of the middle class
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The global gender gap index: 2011
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
The hidden costs of community colleges
Trends in student aid 2011
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Workforce development economics 101: State by state snapshots
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
No end in sight? The long term youth jobs gap and what it means for America
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Preparing for college: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Prison vs. Princeton
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Solutions for America: Recommendations for the President and Congress from: Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement