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Author(s):Chang, T., and Lawyer, C.
Title:Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Source:http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/01/...
Date:2012
Organization:Center for American Progress
Short Description:This paper draws on phone interviews conducted with teachers, principals, or site coordinators at 14 schools across the country that integrate wraparound services with a strong academic focus to serve large percentages of low-income students. These types of schools are known as “community schools” among education professionals.
Annotation:The job of a teacher these days seems to stretch beyond the walls of a classroom, especially in primary and secondary schools in high-poverty communities. Teachers in these communities know how important "wraparound services" are to improving the educational performance of their students. So, too, do education experts and policymakers, who call for including these services in high-poverty schools. While there is research on the potential for wraparound services, including health care services, family involvement programs, and expanded food assistance programs to eliminate barriers to student learning, there is little known about the possible connection between wraparound services and teacher efficacy. This report examines specific examples of schools where wraparound services are benefiting teachers in addition to students. This paper draws on phone interviews conducted with teachers, principals, or site coordinators at 14 schools across the country that integrate wraparound services with a strong academic focus to serve large percentages of low-income students. These types of schools are known as “community schools” among education professionals.
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Achievement Gap
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Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
California high schools that beat the odds in high school graduation
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
YourWordsToday.org
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Breakthrough Collaborative
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
Ready by 21 case study: Massachusetts
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
The impact of teacher experience
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
What we know about dual enrollment
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Civic engagement through digital citizenship: Engaging youth in active, participatory citizenship
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Parents want to know
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Gender inequalities in education
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
A way forward: A progressive vision for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Closing the gap between high school and college
The US STEM education model (simulation)
What does it cost to operate a high school organized into small learning communities? When are additional resources needed? How can efficiencies be achieved?
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Parents' guide to student success
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
No Excuses University Network
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
Assisting students struggling with reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and multi-tier intervention in the primary grades
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
The Condition of Education 2010
Parent engagement toolkit
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
The National Indian Education Study
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Devil in the details: An analysis of state teacher dismissal laws
Condition of education 2008
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Schools, skills, and synapses
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
The family: America's smallest school
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Who graduates in California?
Encouraging girls in math and science
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Pathways to college access and success
Primary progress, secondary challenge
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Bridging the gap between high school and college
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Student voices: What makes a great teacher?
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
State education agencies as agents of change: What will it take for the states to step up on education reform
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Early warning system middle grades tool
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
The economic value of opportunity youth
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Bullying and open enrollment
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
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
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
What works for Latino students
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Miles to go: Louisiana
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
A summary of research and publications on early childhood for American Indian and Alaska Native children
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Strategic instruction model
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Cal-SOAP
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
African American achievement in America
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Our impoverished view of education reform
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Supporting ninth-grade students to achieve in high school and preparing seniors for postsecondary education and a career
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Quality counts 2008
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Tools for Latino family outreach: Supporting student success in the middle grades and beyond
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Improving math performance
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Deciding on postsecondary education
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Dropout prevention practice guide
Gateway to College
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
I-STEM Resource Network
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Response to Intervention policy
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Getting ready for high school (tips for parents from the American School Counselor Association)
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Pre-algebra and algebra enrollment and achievement (Leading Indicators Series)
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Bitter pill, better formula: Toward a single, fair, and equitable formula for ESEA Title 1, Part A
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
State test score trends through 2007-08: Has progress been made in raising achievement for students with disabilities?
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Project U-turn
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Child trends: Education
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Field guide for improving student success
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Empowering effective teachers: Strategies for implementing reforms
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
Beyond the bake sale: A community-based relational approach to parent engagement in schools
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Improving adolescent literacy: Effective classroom and intervention practices
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do parents need to know?
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Recognition and response: An early intervening system for young children at-risk for learning disabilities: Research synthesis and recommendations
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Adolescent literacy
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Tackling tough topics: An educator's guide to working with military kids
Five ways education pays initiative
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
The condition of education 2011
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
National Coalition for College Completion
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
P-20 governance
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Don't stop collaborating - Just stop creating new collaboratives
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Background and context for equity audits
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Successful school turnarounds: Seven steps for school leaders
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Gauging the gaps: A deeper look at student achievement
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
High school remediation
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Student Success Skills: Tools and strategies for improved academic and social outcomes
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Indiana's vision of Response to Intervention
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
The current status of school counseling outcome research
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
RTI Progress monitoring tools chart
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Community colleges under stress
YouthBuild USA
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Indiana Partnerships Center
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Parsing the achievement gap II
Is your local high school making the grade? 10 Elements of a successful high school
Youth and schools today: Why SEL is needed
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Sizing up state standards: 2008
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
The Breakthrough High School project
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
25 Steps to effective developmental education
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Colorado Reports
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
A college access contract
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
The minds of boys
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
College readiness begins in middle school
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
College is possible
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Latino achievement in America
Achievement in America
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Child, adolescent, family intervention science initiative (CAFISI)
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Supporting parent, family, and community involvement in your school
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Education watch online
Immigrant students and secondary school reform: Compendium of best practices
What works clearinghouse
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Reaching parents: The role of Latino parents in their children's education
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Middle Start
Catching the Dream
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Expanding learning time in high schools
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Engaging students, challenging the odds
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Closing the achievement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Partnership for Learning
Pathways to excellence
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
TIered interventions in high schools: Using preliminary 'lessons learned' to guide ongoing discussion
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Expanded measures of school performance
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Operation Military Kids
We serve, too: A toolkit about military teens
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
What savings are produced by moving to a four-day school week?
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Toolfind: Youth outcomes measurement tools directory
Evaluate mentoring programs
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The road to high-quality early education
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Duration and intensity: No time for cutting corners
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
2012 National survey of school counselors
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
College Greenlight
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
California District Report Cards
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Discover 10 ways to jump-start college planning: Help your child take the right steps, now
African American students and U.S. high schools
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Differential grading standards among high schools
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Preparing for college
Accelerated learning for all
Standards for quality online teaching
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Voices in urban education
Turning Points
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Office of Indian education programs
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
An investigation of factors influencing classroom motivation for postsecondary American Indian/Alaska native students
High Tech High Foundation
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Ensuring academic success for English learners
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
The connection collection: School-family-community connections database
Parental and family involvement literature review and bibliography: Exploratory report
Building a strong community partnership
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Success for All Foundation
Foundation for excellent schools
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
First generation college students: A literature review
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
The future of public education in New Orleans
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
Effective literacy and English language instruction for English learners in the elementary grades
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Starfish Initiative
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Middle-class schools for all
Windows on achievement and inequality
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
More student success: A systemic solution
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
The Equity Project
Facts for education advocates
The forgotten middle: Ensuring that all students are on target for college and career readiness before high school
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Princeton Review 2009 "College hopes and worries" survey findings
Improving accountability in public education
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
National Center for Summer Learning
The accountability illusion
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
College tools for schools
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Federal Education Budget Project
McNair scholar handbook
New England Journal of Higher Education
Raising boys' achievement
Learn and Serve America: National Service Learning Clearinghouse
School reform and improvement database
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
SparkAction.org
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Early reading proficiency (Leading Indicators Series)
The four keys: Unlocking high school success and the path to college
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
SREB/Go Alliance
The achievement gap where you live
Response to Intervention resources for high schools
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Improving low-performing schools: Lessons from five years of studying school restructuring under No Child Left Behind
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Engaged learning in a public university: Trends in the undergraduate experience
The nature of innovation in the community college
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Meeting the invention challenge
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The core components of RTI: A closer look at evidence-based core curriculum, assessment and progress monitoring, and data-based decision making
The Everyone Graduates Center
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Coalition for Evidence-based Policy
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Student Success Skills
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Teacher and staff activities to create a college-going culture
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Growing What Works Database
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Assessment for improvement: Tracking student engagement over time (NSSE 2009 Annual Report)
Parental involvement in middle school: A meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Effective Schoolwide Interventions
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
Data quality campaign 2012 snapshot
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Teaching in a learner-centered environment powered by digital learning
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
ETS: The Achievement Gap (website)
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
The first year of high school
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Is high school tough enough?
On the road to success
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Teaching children well: New evidence-based approaches to teacher professional development and training
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Redefining your success: The role of adolescent connectedness in demonstrating mentoring impact
Summertime program tune-up: Taking advantage of "down" time for needed program enhancements
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
The effect of perceived parental involvement and the use of growth-fostering relationships on self-concept in adolescents participating in GEAR UP
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Dual enrollment for high school students
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Getting teacher evaluation right: A brief for policymakers
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Principal-counselor toolkit
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Education pays 2010
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
America's private public schools
National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
Recognition and response: Pathways to school success for young children
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
HBCU distance learning 2010
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
Planning a school-based mentoring program
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Spotlight on the common core state standards: What do teachers need to know?
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
What do you want in an afterschool program?
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
A guide to homework for parents to help their children succeed
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Financial education in TRIO programs
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
The Center for Public Education
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
The savvy teacher's guide: Reading interventions that work
Interventions for struggling readers
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Moving English language learners to college- and career-readiness
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Ready by 21
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
How do middle-school grade configurations impact student achievement and behavior?
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Council for Exceptional Children
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Complete College America
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
Tiered intervention on the high school level
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Using college admission test scores to clarify high school placement (Leading Indicators Series)
Center on Innovation and Improvement
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
Understanding the common core state standards
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Challenges, assets, and innovations: Considerations for secondary education in rural communities
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
National Center for Family Literacy
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
Communities in Schools
Good Shepherd Services
National League of Cities
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
School funding's tragic flaw
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Council of the Great City Schools
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Paving the road to college: How school counselors help students succeed
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Intervention Central
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
A resource guide for adolescent literacy
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Students as allies in improving their schools
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Toward ensuring a smooth transition into high school
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
What works clearinghouse: English language learners
Planning resources for teachers in small high schools
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
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
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Improving quality and equity in education: Inspriring a new century of excellence in teaching and assessment
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Culture of evidence
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Indiana campus compact
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Collaborating for success
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Value-added analysis and education policy
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
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
Center for native education
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Career development and occupational studies resource guide with core curriculum
A parent handbook for career development
Career preparation curriculum
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
National college access network
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Education Trust, Inc
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
School relationships foster success for African American students
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Parental involvement: Why it matters, how to get it
Minority student achievement network
Gender gap grows
Involving parents
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Educational equity center at AED
College access: From the inside out
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs use data to make decisions
English language learners: Boosting academic achievement
Evaluating the effectiveness of technology in our schools
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
School-business partnerships: Seven strategies for success
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
A new way on school integration
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Indian students and college preparation
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
Report on key practices and policies of consistently higher performing high schools
National College Access Program Directory
AIM
Making middle grades work
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Education issues 2007
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
Latinos in secondary education
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
The promise of Baldrige for K-12 education
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
National Parent School Partnership Program
The ASCA national model
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Easing the transition to high school: Research and best practices designed to support high school learning
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Helping Teens Succeed
College: Making It Happen
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
10 Pieces of advice from students for teachers
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Documenting and archiving service-learning over time: It's not just a story anymore
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Early college designs
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Transforming education in America
Hearing on non-traditional students
Data for action 2011
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
State policy profiles for completion by design
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
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
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
College is affordable: A pilot study
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
The impact of time between cognitive tests on performance: Evidence from Advanced Placement exams
A dozen facts about k-12 education
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Latino college completion in 50 states
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Framework for 21st century learning
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Campus visit checklist: How to make the most of the trip
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
No child left behind: What it means for parents
College prep glossary: College admissions from A to Z
Funding Gaps 2006
How not to be a helicopter parent
Motivating the unmotivated student
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
What kind of test preparation is best?
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Latinos in elementary education
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Spanish services training guide
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Institute for Educational Leadership
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Learning to finish: A best practices "Wiki" sponsored by the Pew Partnership
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Postsecondary transitions among Navajo Indians
Education watch 2006 state summary reports
Just for the kids
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Student loan forgiveness programs
Joint platform for education reform
The segregation of American teachers
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Mathematics and science education in the states
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
Recent STEM initiatives
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- high quality teaching
Parents reports of school practices to provide information to families: 1996 and 2003
Pathways to college network parent/family involvement and community engagement annotated bibliographies
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
Bridge Partnership
Prep for prep
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
A teacher like me: Does race, ethnicity, or gender matter
Engaging families at the secondary level
Addressing achievement gaps: Leading the challenge of developing high-potential youth
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
SMASH Academy
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
High-stakes testing in PreK-12 education
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Academic pathways to access and student success
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
National Association of Street Schools
Project GRAD
Puente Project
ScholarShop
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Enriching the high school curriculum through postsecondary credit-based transition programs
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Rural education at a glance
GEAR UP
Achieving equitable educational outcomes with all students: The institutions' roles and responsibilities
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Public attitudes on higher education
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
The education liason model
Thinking college early
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Race, schools, and neighborhoods: Reducing barriers to achievement
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Enrollment status and outcomes
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
My Child's Future (MyChildsFuture.org)
Parent primer on career exploration
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
A Better Chance.org
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
White students are racially isolated
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
The Study Skills Guide for Students
Building community learning systems: The Columbus learning center
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Engaging parents in education: Lessons from five parental information and resource centers
Tolerance.org
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
How are states using community-based child care to provide pre-k: State-by-state summaries
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The national articulation and transfer network
Access to success initiative
National Council of La Raza
Seven activities for enhancing the replicability of evidence-based practices
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
What works clearinghouse: Elementary school math
NCLB and high schools
Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
What's Fair?
First ask, then listen: How to get your students to help you teach them better
Making writing essential to teen lives
Teaching all students to high standards in mixed-ability classrooms
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Report of the national panel for evidence-based school counseling: Outcome research coding protocol and evaluation of Student Success Skills and Second Step
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Building a college culture: Needs, goals, principles. and a case study
RTI Action Network
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and student benefits: Implications for the safe schools/healthy students core elements
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Growing pains in the advanced placement program: Do tough trade-offs lie ahead?
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Center for data-driven reform in education (CDDRE)
Parent engagement in education
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
EdVisions Cooperative
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
Kids2College
For every 100 girls...
Network for Good
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
The Workforce Alliance
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
IDEA Partnership: Collaborative work on Response to Intervention
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
A five year comparison between an extended school year and a conventional year school: Effects on academic achievement
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
Center on Education and the Workforce
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
RTI Action Network: High school resources
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Does closing schools cause educational harm? A review of the research
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Retaining teacher talent: The view from Generation Y
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
The connection between health and high school dropout
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Should sixth grade be in elementary school or middle school?
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
InService: The ASCD community blog
Summer Search
A closer look at the principal-counselor relationship: A survey of principals and counselors
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
College readiness and high school-to-college success
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Closing the access gap: Does information matter?
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Gold Star School Counseling
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
The status of state-level Response to Intervention (RTI) policies and procedures in the West region states and five other states
Insuring college failure risk
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Pathways to College Network
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy