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Author(s):Lee, J., Ransom, T., and Williams, R.
Title:The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Organization:College Board
Short Description:This report seeks to give a balanced view of the issues that exist for young men of color as identified by the research. Its particular value is that it looks at six distinct pathways that young men of color — and all students — take after high school and arranges the research in this way, and for the first time synthesizes the literature for males of all four minority groups — African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos and Native Americans and Alaska Natives in one place.
Annotation:This report seeks to give a balanced view of the issues that exist for young men of color as identified by the research. Its particular value is that it looks at six distinct pathways that young men of color — and all students — take after high school and arranges the research in this way, and for the first time synthesizes the literature for males of all four minority groups — African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos and Native Americans and Alaska Natives in one place. In attempting to solve the crisis facing young men of color in the United States, we must rely on more than just outcome measures to find solutions. Data will help us identify the issues, but much more thought and research will be needed to find solutions. It is imperative that we build a body of literature about young men of color that will help us get to the “why” behind the data. This report synthesizes the available literature, data and case studies relating to minority male achievement.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
Accountability and Productivity (Postsecondary)
African American
American Indian/Alaska Native
Asian American/Pacific Islander
College Access
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Evidence-based Interventions/Promising Practices
First Generation College Students
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
Male Students
Non-traditional Students

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Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
National Coalition for College Completion
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
The College Match Program
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Latino college completion: Texas
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Improving the odds for failing schools
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Who graduates in California?
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
New England Journal of Higher Education
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Global Skills for Global Completion
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Education Trust-West
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
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
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Developmental education in community colleges
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Closing the gap between high school and college
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Latino college completion in 50 states
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
California District Report Cards
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
On the road to success
Why access matters: The community college student body
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Preparing all teachers to meet the needs of English Language Learners: Applying research to policy and practice for teacher effectiveness
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
Common measures for college access and success
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
The National Indian Education Study
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Gender gap grows
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Resistance theory and the transculturation hypothesis as explanations of college attrition and persistence among culturally traditional American Indian students
Bridging the gap between high school and college
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Flexible learning options for adult students
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Diverse issues in higher education
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
McNair scholar handbook
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
School Redesign Network
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
The first year of high school
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Opportunity-rich schools and sustainable communities: Seven steps to align high-quality education with innovations in city and metropolitan planning and development
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
The high cost of low graduation rates: Taxpayers lose millions
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Leveraging data for college completion
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Effective practices for developing the literacy skills of english language learners in the english language arts classroom
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Achieving results through community school partnerships: How districts and community leaders are building effective, sustainable relationships
State policy profiles for completion by design
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Center for native education
A Better Chance.org
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Economic mobility of black and white families
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
College access and success state data
Gateway to College
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Low income student scholarships
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Postsecondary transitions among Navajo Indians
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Center for Student Opportunity
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Miles to go: Louisiana
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
From their voices: American Indians in higher education and the phenomenon of stepping out
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Education and incarceration
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
Understanding the working college student
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Center on Education and the Workforce
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Making high school students into "college material"
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Rising by Degrees
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Gaining ground in the middle grades: Why some schools do better
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
States need to fill in the gaps on expanded learning time: Troubling lack of detail seen in No Child Left Behind waiver applications
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Cracking the credit hour
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
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
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
What four states are doing to support data-driven decision-making: Policies, practices, and programs
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Suggested practices to improve educational outcomes of children living in foster care: Recommendations for school districts
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
Think College Indiana!
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Adult college completion toolkit
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Community college student survey
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Student success in higher education
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Transitions -- First-generation students: A promising concept?
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
The value of value-added data
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The Condition of Education 2010
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
The nature of innovation in the community college
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
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
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The College Completion Agenda
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
College students working: The choice nexus
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Data sources for improving college access and success
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Reflecting on reconnecting males to higher education
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Lumina Foundation for Education
National college access network
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Barriers to persistence among African-American intercollegiate athletes: A literature review of non-cognitive variables
Schools to watch
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
College learning for the new global century
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Students earning zero credits
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Community colleges under stress
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Enrollment status and outcomes
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Framing new terrain: Older adults & higher education
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Alliances for graduate education and the professoriate (AGEP)
African American students and U.S. high schools
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Postsecondary Access and Success
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Teachers are the center of education: Mentoring, teaching and improving student learning
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
A disruptive look at competency-based education: How the innovative use of technology will transform the college experience
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
2012 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Western Policy Exchanges
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
The CollegeKeys Compact 2012 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
What we know about dual enrollment
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Addressing the needs of adult learners
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Economic mobility project
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Project Complete
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Learning and assessment: Trends in undergraduate education
SREB Factbook on higher education
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
New measures of student success in public higher education
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Facts for education advocates
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Measuring up 2008
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Ensuring academic success for English learners
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
For better science, just add color
Where are the Black scientists?
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
National College Access Program Directory
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Catching the Dream
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Creating role models for change: A survey of tribal college graduates
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The segregation of American teachers
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Excelencia in education
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Puente Project
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
SMASH Academy
Annotated bibliography: Perspectives in postsecondary education programs and student support interventions
Measuring up 2006
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Access to postsecondary education for undocumented students
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2006 status report
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
National Center for Academic Transformation
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Response to Intervention policy
Grantmakers for Education
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Breaking the habit of low performance: Successful school restructuring stories
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
Project U-turn
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Research on retention and attrition
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
IPEDS Data Center
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
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: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Implementing strategies to achieve successful student transitions
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Latino college completion: State series
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
College completion toolkit
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
A detection model of college withdrawal
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Immigrant mothers' involvement in their children's education at home and at school in 1999-2000
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
Community college and high school partnerships
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
HBCU distance learning 2010
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
The impact of teacher experience
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
What works in student retention 2010
The degree qualifications profile
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Third grade literacy policies: Identification, intervention, retention
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Adolescent literacy
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
An examination of the information technology job market
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
5 Education factors in focus
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
SREB State progress reports 2012
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
The 'personalization' of higher education: Using technology to enhance the college experience
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
P21 common core toolkit: A guide to aligning the common core state standards with the framework for 21st century skills
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
HSIs 2009-10
The digital revolution and higher education: College presidents, public differ on value of online education
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Successful school-community partnerships: Using lessons learned from practice and research to expand learning
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Pell Institute: TRIO clearinghouse
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Raising the bar: Aligning and elevating teacher preparation and the teaching profession
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Fully online programs in K-12: A snapshot of effective practices at virtual high schools
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Accelerating the academic achievement of students referred to developmental education
The condition of education 2011
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
ESEA Briefing Book
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
The effects of public support on college attainment
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
Pathways to College Network
Financial education in TRIO programs
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Time to Completion Web Site
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The President's Forum
BC AVID: Early implementation report
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
ACE Online Information Center
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
The current status of school counseling outcome research
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Community College 2.0
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Engaging diverse viewpoints: What is the campus climate for perspective taking?
Effective dropout prevention and recovery: State dropout policy profiles
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Reinventing alternative education: State policy profiles
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes (Pathways to College Network Issue Brief)
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
School relationships foster success for African American students
African American achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
From risk to opportunity: Fulfilling the educational needs of Hispanic Americans in the twenty-first century
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
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
Educational needs index
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Pathways to college access and success
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Challenges in improving Latino college enrollment: Opportunities for systemic change: Viewpoints from California
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Postsecondary education opportunity
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
The art of student retention
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Connecting the dots: Multifaceted analyses of the relationships between student engagement results from the NSSE, and the institutional practices and conditions that foster student success
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Peak experiences
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
Tribal colleges, native studies programs, and Indian education
National Indian Education Association
Indian students and college preparation
Accelerated learning for all
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Teaching and learning across the class divide
Educational opportunity for all?
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
The context of "choice" in college pathways
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
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
Adult education participation in 2004-05
A summary of research and publications on early childhood for American Indian and Alaska Native children
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2007
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
Education watch 2009
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
"Careers for the future" education program
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Adult Literacy Education In Immigrant Communities: Identifying Policy and Program Priorities for Helping Newcomers Learn English
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
White students are racially isolated
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
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
Using rigorous evidence to improve policy and practice
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Opening Doors project publications
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Learning in a new key
The Breakthrough High School project
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
College 101 courses for applied learning and student success
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Healthy steps toward student achievement: Research based recommendations for policy and practice
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Project WIn-Win
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
The case for change in college admissions
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Trends in student aid 2011
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up goals
Ramp-up to Readiness: The Ramp-up standards
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Snapshot report: Mobility
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Net migration from Mexico falls to zero-and perhaps less?
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
What is "career ready"?
Conflicted: Faculty and online education, 2012
The economic case for higher education
2012 SREB Annual Report
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
College Greenlight
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Improving math performance
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
College of Adult and Professional Studies
What's wrong with guys?
UA Adult Focus
Growing share of immigrants choosing naturalization
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Developing your vision while attending college
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
The family: America's smallest school
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Accelerated developmental education project
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Breaking through: Factsheet
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
More student success: A systemic solution
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Center for Law and Social Policy
Student persistence in college: More than counting caps and gowns
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
The Equity Project
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Collegiate learning assessement project
Names, expectations and the Black-White test score gap
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Nontraditional undergraduates
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
IUPUI SAAB summer bridge program
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Leading by example
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Latinos in graduate education
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Native American higher education initiative: Educating the mind and spirit
The tribal college journal
American Indian higher education consortium
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Focus on families: How to build and support family-centered practices after school
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
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
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
College access: From the inside out
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Exploring relationships between student engagement and student outcomes in community colleges: Report on validation research
Reflections on college access and persistence
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Just for the kids
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
The Progress of education reform: Hispanic achievement
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
What works clearinghouse
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Education Trust, Inc
Retaining minority students in higher education
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
College completion: Additional efforts could help education with its completion goals
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Minority student retention and academic achievement in community colleges
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
The first year experience: Are we making it any better
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Campus racial climate and the adjustment of students to college: A comparison between white students and African-American students
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Youth in foster care: Easing the transition to adulthood
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
The connection between health and high school dropout
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
What educators should learn from ER
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
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
College for all?
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Multiple pathways to STEM: Examining state differences in community college attendance among Latino STEM bachelor's degree holders
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
A portrait of school improvement grantees
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Adult College Completion Network
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Presidential perspectives: The 2011 Inside Higher Ed survey of college and university presidents
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?