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Author(s):Bridgeland, J., Milano, J., and Rosenblum, E.
Title:Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Organization:America's Promise Alliance
Short Description:This report offers a clear-eyed view of the state of American education, where our business and higher education leaders can make a difference, and a roadmap for focusing on what needs to be done to prepare future workers for the demands of tomorrow’s economy.
Annotation:America’s companies and higher education institutions have significant roles to play in closing the knowledge and skills gap in the American workforce and in shaping the workforce of the future. To better understand the views of these two critical groups of leaders, Civic Enterprises and Hart Research surveyed a national cross section of 450 business leaders and 751 post-secondary leaders at community colleges, private sector career colleges, and less selective fouryear institutions for their perspectives on the challenges, goals, and work ahead to cross the great divide. This report offers a clear-eyed view of the state of American education, where our business and higher education leaders can make a difference, and a roadmap for focusing on what needs to be done to prepare future workers for the demands of tomorrow’s economy.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
National Perspectives
Parent/Family Involvement and Community Engagement

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A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
A detection model of college withdrawal
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The case for change in college admissions
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Solutions for America: Recommendations for the President and Congress from: Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
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
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Advocacy in action toolkit
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
State policy profiles for completion by design
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
On the road to success
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Adolescent literacy
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Women Employed
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
The global gender gap index: 2011
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Scaling community college interventions
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
The College Match Program
Latino college completion: Texas
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
Project WIn-Win
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Parents' guide to student success
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Steps taken on the path forward
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
The condition of education 2011
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Economic mobility project
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
All Kinds of Minds
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Project Complete
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
New England Journal of Higher Education
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Education and incarceration
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Education and the economy: An indicators report
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
First generation college students: A literature review
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Gender gap grows
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
A balance sheet at 30 months: How the great recession has changed life in America
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Community college student survey
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
How America saves for college: 2010
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
A shared agenda: Action alert for community leaders
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Field guide for improving student success
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The higher education landscape for student service members and veterans in Indiana
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
The future workforce of Indiana
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Summer Search
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
How much are college students borrowing?
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
How America saves for college 2009: Sallie Mae's national study of students and parents
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Considerations for state colleges and universities in a post-recession America
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
Rebuilding America's workforce: A national fund for workforce solutions brochure
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
The College Completion Agenda
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Parent engagement toolkit
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
National Center for Academic Transformation
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
Family factors and student outcomes
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Involving parents
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Raising and educating healthy boys: A report on the growing crisis in boys' education
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Educational needs index
Measuring up 2006
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Solutions for our future.org
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Data sources for improving college access and success
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
College success programs
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Engaging students, challenging the odds
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
Institute for Educational Leadership
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
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
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Postsecondary Access and Success
Student loans and public accountability
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Engaging parents in education: Lessons from five parental information and resource centers
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Setting the stage: Adults in Higher Education
Opening Doors project publications
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
National Center on Education and the Economy
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
More student success: A systemic solution
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Windows on achievement and inequality
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
The real technology challenge
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Who graduates in California?
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Workers need training, not tough talk
View from the field: How to launch district virtual learning
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
National and regional accreditation information
Building a new AAU: The case for redefining higher education excellence
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Improving community college success
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Ten facts about the recovery
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
Student success in higher education
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
The Future Ready Project
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Gender inequalities in education
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Pat Tillman Foundation
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Leveraging data for college completion
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Prison vs. Princeton
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Adult college completion toolkit
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Common measures for college access and success
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
How America pays for college 2012
5 Education factors in focus
Helping youth develop soft skills for job success: Tips for parents and families
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Assuring academic quality in the 21st century: Self-regulation in a new era
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Hearing on non-traditional students
Teaching and learning in large classes at Ontario Universities
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Western Policy Exchanges
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
Latino college completion: California
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Changing the conversation about productivity: Strategies for engaging faculty and institutional leaders
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
College completion toolkit
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
Latino college completion: State series
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
The Mind Trust
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Education and economic mobility
Parent primer on career exploration
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
The landscape of noncredit workforce education: State policies and community college practices
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
The minds of boys
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Dream it! Do it!
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
What's wrong with guys?
Enhancing student success in education: Summary report of the NPEC Initiative and National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
Addressing the needs of adult learners
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Tools for Latino family outreach: Supporting student success in the middle grades and beyond
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
School Redesign Network
Virtual schools and 21st century skills
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Tough choices or tough times: The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
The connection collection: School-family-community connections database
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Nontraditional undergraduates
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Preparing for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Statement of the national summit on competitiveness: Investing in America's future
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Costs, prices, and affordability
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
The American diploma project: Overview of research
The first year experience: Are we making it any better
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Engaging community colleges: National benchmarks of quality
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
When it comes to school, girls rule
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Trends in educational equity of girls and women: 2004
Achieve, Inc.
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
The broader societal benefits of higher education
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Where have all the students gone? Higher education by the numbers
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Does public funding for higher education matter?
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Rising to the challenge: Meaningful assessment of student learning
Global Skills for Global Completion
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Center on Education and the Workforce
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
The US STEM education model (simulation)
What works in student retention 2010
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Developmental education in community colleges
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Increasing the number of STEM graduates: Insights from the US STEM education and modeling project
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Expanding the mission: Community colleges and the functions of workforce intermediaries
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Engaging diverse viewpoints: What is the campus climate for perspective taking?
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Web tables - profile of undergraduate students: trends from selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Putting the customer first in college: Why we need an office of consumer protection in higher education
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Parental involvement in middle school: A meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
Learning and assessment: Trends in undergraduate education
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
National League of Cities
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Flexible learning options for adult students
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
College access and success state data
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Gateway to College
Education watch 2009
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
New measures of student success in public higher education
State education activities to support mission growth
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Transparency by design
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
The state of learning disabilities 2009
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
The spaces between the numbers: Getting international data on higher education straight
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Ucan: University and college accountability network (search tool to find private colleges and universities by state)
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Online learning as a strategic asset: A resource for campus leaders
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Young workers: A lost decade
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Time to Completion Web Site
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
ACE Online Information Center
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Pathways to College Network
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 edition
Uncertain recovery: FIndings from the 2010 survey of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
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