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Author(s):Achieve, Inc
Title:Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Short Description:This annual 50-state progress report examines states' alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work.
Annotation:This annual 50-state progress report examines states' alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work. Progress toward closing the expectation gap between what high schools expect and what colleges and employers require is measured in all 50 states, with two-thirds of the states reporting action toward alignment in this area, and five states reporting that they have completed the alignment process.
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Achievement Gap
Employment and Workforce Development
High School
National Perspectives
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development
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Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
The condition of education 2011
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Steps taken on the path forward
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Route 21: 21st century skills information, resources, and community tools
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
College for all?
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Estimating the number of jobs created or saved
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Is school funding fair? A national report card
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
The state of preschool 2011: State preschool yearbook
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
The road to high-quality early education
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Why access matters: The community college student body
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
AYP results for 2010-11
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
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
SREB State progress reports 2012
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Women on the rise
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Opportunity in America: The role of education
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
More states using the ACT as part of alignment efforts
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
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
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
After prison: Roadblocks to reentry: A report on state legal barriers facing people with criminal records
Leaders and laggards: A state-by-state report card on educational effectiveness
The Indiana workforce: An employer's perspective
Education watch online
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
The challenge of access and persistence
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
School and college partnerships: The missing link
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Detail to the key components of Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student preparation for college success
2004 Public opinion survey on education in Indiana
P-16: Building a cohesive education system from preschool through postsecondary
Multiple pathways and state policy: Toward education and training beyond high school
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Who graduates in California?
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The real technology challenge
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Workers need training, not tough talk
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Economic mobility project
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Building community learning systems: The Columbus learning center
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Performance measurement and Return-on-Investment (ROI) in the workforce development system
The future workforce of Indiana
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Federal Education Budget Project
Young workers: A lost decade
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
A framework for a multi-state human capital development data system
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
High school remediation
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
State education activities to support mission growth
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
The accountability illusion
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Perspectives on the key K-12 legislation of 2009
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Ringing the bell for K-12 teacher tenure reform
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Mapping state proficiency standards onto NAEP scales: 2005-2007
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
No Excuses University Network
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Projections of education statistics to 2018
I-STEM Resource Network
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
The Workforce Alliance
National Center on Education and the Economy
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Sizing up state standards: 2008
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
School funding's tragic flaw
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Encouraging girls in math and science
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Education and economic mobility
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
Millennials talk politics: A study of college student political engagement
Child care and early education state-by-state data
Better outcomes for all: Promoting partnerships between Head Start and state Pre-K
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Solutions for our future.org
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Education Trust, Inc
Investment payoff: The benefits of a higher education in the Midwestern states
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Staying on course: Standards based reform in America's schools
Network news: Focus on P-16 partnerships
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
High school graduation rankings and rates for fifty states 2002
Measuring up 2004
The graduation gap: Using promoting power to examine the number and characteristics of high schools with high and low graduation rates in the nation and in each state
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
All over the map: State policies to improve the high school
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Education commission of the states: Online high school policy database
Success for All Foundation
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Strategic instruction model
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
P-16 Collaboration in the States
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
Miles to go: Louisiana
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Office of Indian education programs
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
Projections of 2003-04 high school graduates: Supplemental analyses based on findings from who graduates? Who doesn't?
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Alabama education quick facts 2007
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Why community colleges?
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
National Council of La Raza
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
The proficiency illusion
Student debt and the class of 2006
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
School Redesign Network
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
National defense education and innovation initiative: Meeting America's economic and security challenges in the twenty-first century
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
Expanding learning time in high schools
Statement of the national summit on competitiveness: Investing in America's future
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
What is "career ready"?
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
Trends in student aid 2012
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Science and engineering indicators 2012
Prison vs. Princeton
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Year two of implementing the common core state standards: States' progress and challenges
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
Building an early childhood professional development system
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
Education Trust-West
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Workforce development economics 101: State by state snapshots
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
The global gender gap index: 2011
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
2011 ACT national and state scores: State reports
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Gender inequalities in education
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
P-20 governance
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Everybody ready for college
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Research support for school counseling
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
The false promise of class-size reduction