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Author(s):Belfield, C., Levin, H., and Rosen, R.
Title:The economic value of opportunity youth
Source:http://www.serve.gov/new-images/council/pdf/eco...
Date:2012
Organization:Corporation for National and Community Service
Short Description:In their early adult years, it is important for youth to gain additional skills through further educational, training, and work experience. Yet, many of America’s youth are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market – they are not investing in their human capital or earning income. Their disconnection represents a significant loss of economic opportunity for the nation.
Annotation:In their early adult years, it is important for youth to gain additional skills through further educational, training, and work experience. Yet, many of America’s youth are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market – they are not investing in their human capital or earning income. Their disconnection represents a significant loss of economic opportunity for the nation. This report examines the status of these ‘opportunity youth’. For the 16-24 age group, the authors estimate that at least 6.7 million (17%) are currently ‘opportunity youth’. These youth are disproportionately male and from minority groups, but substantial rates are found for all youth groups.
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Achievement Gap
African American
Alternative Education
College Access
Documents
Earnings/Income
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
Male Students
Minority/Race/Ethnicity
National Perspectives
Non-traditional Students
Policy
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Career clusters: Forecasting demand for high school through college jobs 2008-2018
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Improving the odds for failing schools
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Latino college completion: California
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
The role of mentoring in college access and success
The College Match Program
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Rising by Degrees
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
State future workforce gap summaries
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Center for Law and Social Policy
Skills2Compete
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
College For Every Student
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Postsecondary Access and Success
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Indiana State Profile
African American students and U.S. high schools
What's wrong with guys?
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
African American achievement in America
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Kids Count state-level data online
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
National Coalition for College Completion
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
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
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Hard times: College majors, unemployment and earnings: Not all college degrees are created equal
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Education at a glance 2011: OECD indicators
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 global gender gap index: 2011
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Advocacy in action toolkit
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
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
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Stats Indiana
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Education Trust, Inc
First generation college students: A literature review
Our impoverished view of education reform
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
College learning for the new global century
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
What works for Latino students
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Educational opportunity for all?
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
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
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
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
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Learning in a new key
The Breakthrough High School project
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Retooling career and technical education
Earnings by attainment
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Education watch 2009
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
New England Journal of Higher Education
Diverse issues in higher education
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Family factors and student outcomes
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
The value of value-added data
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
What educators should learn from ER
Project U-turn
Community College 2.0
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Hearing on non-traditional students
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Understanding the working college student
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Latino college completion: Texas
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Latino college completion: State series
The Condition of Education 2010
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Education Trust-West
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Growing What Works Database
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
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
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
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
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Higher education budgets and the global recession
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
A next social contract for the primary years of education
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Community colleges under stress
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Condition of education 2008
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Education and economic mobility
Breaking through: Factsheet
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Windows on achievement and inequality
The male achievement gap in Indiana
College readiness and high school-to-college success
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
YMCA
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
A call to action: Why America must innovate
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
The real technology challenge
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Starfish Initiative
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Digest of Education Statistics
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
School relationships foster success for African American students
Latino achievement in America
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
American student achievement institute
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Cal-SOAP
Addressing achievement gaps: Leading the challenge of developing high-potential youth
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Catching the Dream
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Center for Student Opportunity
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
The condition of education 2011
Latino college completion: Florida
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
The Future Ready Project
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
The false promise of class-size reduction
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
The degree qualifications profile
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Women Employed
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Operation College Promise
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
What is "career ready"?
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
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
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
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Adult college completion toolkit
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Education watch online
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Project GRAD
Minority student achievement network
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Foundation for excellent schools
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
OECD Programme for international student assessment
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Postsecondary education opportunity
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Primary progress, secondary challenge
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
College success programs
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
A new way on school integration
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Latino students and U.S. high schools
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Accelerated learning for all
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Center for native education
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
A Better Chance.org
The future of public education in New Orleans
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Orphan Foundation of America
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Opportunity.gov
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
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
Adult learners: A data and policy perspective
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Project Complete
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Good Shepherd Services
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Indiana by the numbers
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
College InSight
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Are student employment and academic success linked?
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
An examination of the information technology job market
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
SREB State progress reports 2012
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
California District Report Cards
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
On the road to success
State policy profiles for completion by design
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Closing the gap between high school and college
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Ten facts about the recovery
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
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
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Research support for school counseling
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
The achievement gap where you live
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Insuring college failure risk
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Financial education in TRIO programs
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
The connection between health and high school dropout
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Facts for education advocates
Schools, skills, and synapses
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
College access and success state data
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
Voice of adult learners united to educate (VALUE)
ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES: Determining Need and Investing Wisely
National Center on Education and the Economy
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
For every 100 girls...
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
White students are racially isolated
The education success program
The minds of boys
SREB Factbook on higher education
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Making high school students into "college material"
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Value of a college education (calculator)
Education Equality Project
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Student loans and public accountability
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
High school dropouts in America
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Quality counts 2008
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Workers need training, not tough talk
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Institute for Educational Leadership
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Correctional education facts
Measuring up 2004
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
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
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
When it comes to school, girls rule
Reflecting on reconnecting males to higher education
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
The broader societal benefits of higher education
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
State higher education finance: FY 2004
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Achievement in America
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Projections of education statistics to 2014
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
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
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
El Puente Project
State of college admission 2007
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
National Association of Street Schools
Indianapolis urban league: Campaign for African American achievement
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Student success in higher education
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
National Youth Employment Coalition
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Grantmakers for Education
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
A balance sheet at 30 months: How the great recession has changed life in America
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The College Completion Agenda
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
The impact of teacher experience
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Community college student survey
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Adolescent literacy
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Prison vs. Princeton
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
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
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Common measures for college access and success
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
P-16 Data systems: An alignment status report
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
Bridges to Success
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Measuring up 2006
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Bridge Partnership
Forum guide to education indicators
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Challenges in improving Latino college enrollment: Opportunities for systemic change: Viewpoints from California
College is possible
Lumina Foundation for Education
National college access network
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce