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Author(s):Heinrich, C., and Holzer, H.
Title:Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Organization:Urban Institute
Short Description:Low high school graduation rates and sharply declining employment rates continue to plague disadvantaged youth, especially young men. This paper reviews the evidence base on programs and policies such as youth development for adolescents and young teens; programs seeking to improve educational attainment and employment for in-school youth; and programs that try to “reconnect” those who are out of school and frequently out of work, including public employment programs.
Annotation:Low high school graduation rates and sharply declining employment rates continue to plague disadvantaged youth, especially young men. This paper reviews the evidence base on programs and policies such as youth development for adolescents and young teens; programs seeking to improve educational attainment and employment for in-school youth; and programs that try to “reconnect” those who are out of school and frequently out of work, including public employment programs. It identifies a number of programmatic strategies that are promising or even proven, based on rigorous evaluations, for disadvantaged youth with different circumstances.
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Associated Keywords:
Achievement Gap
African American
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Low-Income Students
Male Students

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Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Education pays 2010
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Early warning indicator systems
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
SREB State progress reports 2012
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Education Trust-West
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
McNair scholar handbook
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Campaign for High School Equity
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Bridging the gap between high school and college
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Kids Count state-level data online
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Insuring college failure risk
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
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
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Mobility makers
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
What works for Latino students
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
YouthBuild USA
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
The state of American manhood
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Center for Law and Social Policy
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Peak experiences
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
First generation college students: A literature review
What works clearinghouse
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Complete College America
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Making graduation a priority
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Everybody ready for college
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Ramp-up to Readiness
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Latino college completion: California
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
California District Report Cards
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
National Council of La Raza
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
What's wrong with guys?
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Stats Indiana
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
African American achievement in America
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
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
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
Transforming education in America
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Deciding on postsecondary education
Dropout prevention practice guide
Center on Education and the Workforce
Parent engagement toolkit
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Educational Policy Improvement Center
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
Making high school students into "college material"
Measuring up 2008
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Economic mobility of black and white families
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Learning in a new key
Retooling career and technical education
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
The national articulation and transfer network
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
SREB Factbook on higher education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Reflecting on reconnecting males to higher education
Minority student achievement network
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
For better science, just add color
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Adolescent literacy
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
Understanding the working college student
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
National Coalition for College Completion
The achievement gap where you live
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
What we know about dual enrollment
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Early warning system middle grades tool
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Field guide for improving student success
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Latino college completion: Texas
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Family factors and student outcomes
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network: Model Programs Database
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Indiana State Profile
African American students and U.S. high schools
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Washington Data and Reports
Windows on achievement and inequality
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Student African American Brotherhood
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Digest of Education Statistics
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
A Better Chance.org
Enrollment status and outcomes
Latinos in secondary education
Foundation for excellent schools
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Ready by 21
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
The Everyone Graduates Center
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
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
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Catching the Dream
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Education watch 2009
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Good Shepherd Services
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
High school dropouts in America
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
The first year of high school
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The education success program
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Education Trust, Inc
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Schools to watch
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
OECD Programme for international student assessment
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Hearing on non-traditional students
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
The condition of education 2011
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Improving community college success
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
National Youth Employment Coalition
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Community College 2.0
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Ready by 21: Making quality count
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Afterschool: A high school dropout prevention tool
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Reducing behavior problems in the elementary school classroom
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Steps taken on the path forward
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Educational needs index
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
National Dropout Prevention Centers
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Our impoverished view of education reform
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Indian students and college preparation
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
Where are the Black scientists?
Accelerated learning for all
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Starfish Initiative
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Earnings by attainment
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
State future workforce gap summaries
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
American student achievement institute
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
When it comes to school, girls rule
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
The Breakthrough High School project
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Project GRAD
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
Prep for prep
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Commonwealth Corporation
Facts for education advocates
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Economic state of young America
The impact of teacher experience
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Operation College Promise
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
The hidden costs of community colleges
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
Tiered intervention on the high school level
Afterschool and workforce development: Helping kids compete
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Global Skills for Global Completion
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Latino college completion: Florida
Research support for school counseling
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
No end in sight? The long term youth jobs gap and what it means for America
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
National Association of Street Schools
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Breaking through: Factsheet
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Community colleges under stress
Latino students and U.S. high schools
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
The future of public education in New Orleans
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Funding Gaps 2006
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Opening Doors project publications
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Condition of education 2008
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
For every 100 girls...
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Fixing No Child Left Behind
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
National college access network
Smart boys, bad grades
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Achievement in America
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Leading by example
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Latino college completion in 50 states
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
ESEA Briefing Book
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
A portrait of school improvement grantees
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Early college designs
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Education Equality Project
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
The Future Ready Project
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Assessing deeper learning
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Adult college completion toolkit
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Projections of education statistics to 2019
The Future of Children Journal: Immigrant children
The National Indian Education Study
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Gallup student poll national report
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Rising by Degrees
Solutions for America: Dropout prevention
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The Condition of Education 2010
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Effective instructional strategies
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
Projections of education statistics to 2018
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
The degree qualifications profile
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Science and mathematics education indicators
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
The future of middle-skill jobs
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
More student success: A systemic solution
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Graduate Retention Program
Center for native education
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Projections of education statistics to 2016
The future workforce of Indiana
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Opportunities for expanding college bridge programs for out of school youth
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Bridge Partnership
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Indiana project on academic success
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
SMASH Academy
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Pathways to college access and success
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
State of adult literacy
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
Expanding learning time in high schools
2003 Graduation rates for 4-year and 2-year Title IV degree granting institutions by sector, race, and gender
Identifying potential dropouts: Key lessons for building an early warning data system: A dual agenda of high standards and high graduation rates
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Education watch online
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
William Pollack
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
State of college admission 2007
Forum guide to education indicators
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Talent Development High Schools
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
An employment training and job placement program for foster youth making the transition to adulthood in Cook County, Illinois
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
Western Policy Exchanges
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Bullying and open enrollment
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Common measures for college access and success
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Student Success Skills
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Effectiveness, not seniority: Keeping the best teachers in high-need schools
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Which achievement gap?
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
A sound investment: The community college dividend
College completion toolkit
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
College InSight
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
School relationships foster success for African American students
Latino achievement in America
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
Center for Student Opportunity
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Mentoring at-risk high school students: Evaluation of a school-based program
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Addressing achievement gaps: Leading the challenge of developing high-potential youth
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Diverse issues in higher education
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Youth transition funders group
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
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
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Encouraging girls in math and science
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Graduate enrollment and degrees: 1996-2006
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
What is "career ready"?
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Boosting postsecondary education performance
The student debt crisis
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Program helps at-risk students succeed
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Aligning high school graduation requirements with the real world: A road map for states
Orphan Foundation of America
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Project Complete
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
I-STEM Resource Network
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Every nine seconds in America a student becomes a dropout: The dropout problem in numbers
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
From their voices: American Indians in higher education and the phenomenon of stepping out
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Indianapolis urban league: Campaign for African American achievement
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
Correctional education facts
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Does public funding for higher education matter?
High school students at risk: The challenge of dropouts and pushouts
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
National Urban League Scholarships
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
High Tech High Foundation
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
The economic case for higher education
On her majesty's school inspection service
Why access matters: The community college student body
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Women Employed
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Common Core State Standards Initiative
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
College for all?
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Teacher leaders: Boosting teacher effectiveness and student achievement
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
The global gender gap index: 2011
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
HBCU distance learning 2010
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Cracking the credit hour
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
College learning for the new global century
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
A new way on school integration
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Learning to earn
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
The real truth about low graduation rates: An evidence-based commentary
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Raising and educating healthy boys: A report on the growing crisis in boys' education
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Minority student retention and academic achievement in community colleges
Interventions for helping students at risk of dropping out of school
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
A voice from the middle
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
National Center for Summer Learning
New England Journal of Higher Education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Dream it! Do it!
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Schools, skills, and synapses
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
What works clearinghouse: English language learners
Indiana's P-16 plan for improving student achievement
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
High school reform - Issue brief
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Institute for Educational Leadership
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Rural education at a glance
Projections of education statistics to 2014
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and over, by state
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Voices in urban education
Just for the kids
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
The funding gap 2007
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Keeping kids in school: What research says about preventing dropouts
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
A college access contract
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
The Equity Project
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Students earning zero credits
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Schools, families, and Response to Intervention:
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
The effects of grade retention on the dropout rate
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Evaluate mentoring programs
State policy profiles for completion by design
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Dual enrollment for high school students
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Afterschool Alliance
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Scaling community college interventions
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Latino college completion: State series
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Savvy assessment and evaluation skills
Peer tutoring and mentoring services for disadvantaged secondary school students
Improving math performance
Strategic instruction model
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
National College Access Program Directory
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing