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Author(s):Barondess, H., Schroeder, L., and Hahnel, C.
Title:The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Organization:Education Trust
Short Description:California has become a landscape of educational contrasts. Stepping through the doors of a school in an impoverished community, you find dozens of students packed together into classrooms without the support services or additional instructional time they need to succeed. A zip code away, in a neighboring district, you can find students with access to a multitude of educational supports and enrichment programs.
Annotation:California has become a landscape of educational contrasts. Stepping through the doors of a school in an impoverished community, you find dozens of students packed together into classrooms without the support services or additional instructional time they need to succeed. A zip code away, in a neighboring district, you can find students with access to a multitude of educational supports and enrichment programs. This cruel divide is the result of an education funding system that is fundamentally unfair. Not only has California failed to adequately fund its schools, our state has also failed to equitably allocate existing education funding.
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Achievement Gap
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The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Monitoring progress: Response to intervention (RTI)'s promise and pitfalls
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Our impoverished view of education reform
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Miles to go: Louisiana
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Education watch online
American student achievement institute
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Just for the kids
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
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
African American students and U.S. high schools
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Science and mathematics education indicators
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
White students are racially isolated
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Next generation state data system: What is needed to support the next generation assessment and accountability systems
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
States' progress toward high school restructuring
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
The Breakthrough High School project
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
School Redesign Network
Learning in a new key
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Improving math performance
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Knocking at the college door: California state report
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
One-in-five and growing fast: A profile of Hispanic public school students
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Middle-class schools for all
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Early intervention program and college partnerships
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Condition of education 2008
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
College For Every Student
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Funding Gaps 2006
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
(Addendum to) Looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 integration
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Voices in urban education
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Achievement in America
African American achievement in America
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
School relationships foster success for African American students
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Postsecondary success
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
Response to Instruction (RtI) guidance document
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Six reasons the Keep our Educators Working Act should be amended to require states receiving funds to end seniority-only teacher-layoff policies
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
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
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
How bold is "bold?" Responding to Race to the Top with a bold, actionable plan on teacher effectiveness
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
College readiness issue brief: Aligning P-12 and postsecondary education: Toward a seamless P-16 education system
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
Mathematics benchmarks grades K-12
The Center for Public Education
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
The accountability illusion
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Deciding on postsecondary education
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Parents want to know
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment reading 2011
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
Why rural matters 2011-12: Statistical indicators of the condition of rural education in the 50 states
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
On her majesty's school inspection service
State implementation and perceptions of Title 1 school improvement grants under the Recovery Act: One year later
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
ESEA Briefing Book
Research support for school counseling
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The undereducated American
Shifting trends in special education
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
Title I and high schools: Addressing the needs of disadvantaged students at all grade levels
State policies and procedures on Response to Intervention (RTI) in the Midwest region
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
State policies to improve the effectiveness of school principals
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
A dozen facts about k-12 education
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Teaching in a learner-centered environment powered by digital learning
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Public education finances: 2010
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Supporting education policy and practice through common data standards: A policymaker's guide
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Atlanta civic site: Climbing the ladder of civic proficiency
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
A problem still in search of a solution: A state policy roadmap for improving early education
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
Third grade reading policies
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Expanded measures of school performance
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
The condition of education 2011
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Shut out of the military: Today's high school education doesn't mean you're ready for today's army
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
The end of the segregated century: Racial separation in America's neighborhoods, 1890-2010
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The road to high-quality early education
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Kindergarten entrance ages: Highlights
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Advocacy in action toolkit
Transforming education in America
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Ramp-up to Readiness
Principal-counselor toolkit
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
The hidden costs of community colleges
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Revamping the teacher evaluation process
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Breakthrough Collaborative
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Parsing the achievement gap II
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Center for data-driven reform in education (CDDRE)
Learning Point Associates: Data for school improvement
From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Alternative schools: What's in a name?
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Retaining teacher talent: Convergence and contradictions in teachers' perceptions of policy reform ideas
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Complete College America
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Gold Star School Counseling
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Response to Intervention: Possibilities for service delivery at the secondary school level
Response to Intervention: The future for secondary schools
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Project U-turn
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Are bad schools immortal?
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Latino achievement in America
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Education Trust, Inc
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Education and incarceration
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Closing the achievement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
The segregation of American teachers
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
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
What works for Latino students
Expanding learning time in high schools
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Black, White and Brown: Latino school desegragation efforts in the pre- and post- Brown vs. the Board of Education era
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)
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
More student success: A systemic solution
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Windows on achievement and inequality
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
The Equity Project
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Mental health in school and school improvement: Current status, concerns, and new directions
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Education in the United States: Parent primer (English Language Version)
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Status of education in rural America
The ASCA national model
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Colorado Reports
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
The changing racial and ethnic composition of U.S. public schools
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The family: America's smallest school
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
The national articulation and transfer network
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Value-added analysis and education policy
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Ohio's career development program
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
College access and success state data
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Measuring up 2008
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Gateway to College
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
McNair scholar handbook
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
New England Journal of Higher Education
For every 100 girls...
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
EPAS®: A system that works
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
Latinos in secondary education
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Findings and trends Fall 1990 - Fall 2000
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
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
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Below the accountability radar screen: What does state policy say about school counseling
Moving Indiana forward: High standards and high graduation rates
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Minority student achievement network
Gender gap grows
Foundation for excellent schools
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
CPS: A leader in AP growth
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
Report of Rhode Island case study site visit
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
National College Access Program Directory
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Educational needs index
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Public attitudes on higher education
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
First generation college students: A literature review
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Elementary/Secondary Information System (ESLi)
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
School-based mentoring: Weighing future investments
Children of immigrants: 2008 state trends update
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Chidren's Budget 2010
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
School turnaround teachers: Competencies for success
School District Demographics System (SDDS)
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Who are America's poor children: The official story
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
The worst of times: Children in extreme poverty in the South and nation
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Response to Intervention policy
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
The Condition of Education 2010
The numbers we need: Bringing balanced scorecards to education data
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Transition and alignment: Two keys to assuring student success
Children's Defense Fund State Factsheets
Research to practice: The future of the regional educational labs
Does closing schools cause educational harm? A review of the research
Retaining Teacher Talent Study
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Recommendations for state postsecondary data systems: A report from state data experts
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Financial education in TRIO programs
The status of state-level Response to Intervention (RTI) policies and procedures in the West region states and five other states
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Gauging the gaps: A deeper look at student achievement
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
International Benchmarking Toolkit
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
National Center for Summer Learning
Summer Search
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
Gaining ground on high school graduation rates in SREB states: Milestones and guideposts
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
College readiness and high school-to-college success
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Special education in high school redesign
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
When school stability requires transportation: State considerations
Data for action 2011
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Americans want more coverage of teacher performance and student achievement
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
The Future of Children Journal: Immigrant children
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Implementing the common core state standards: An action agenda for higher education
Latino college completion: Florida
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Putting it all together: Supporting continuous improvement in education through strategic use of data systems
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Latino college completion: California
A big apple for educators: New York City's experiment with schoolwide performance bonuses
A state policymaker's guide to expanding learning time
Up to the challenge: The role of career and technical education in college and career readiness
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
Kids Count Data Center
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
2012 National survey of school counselors
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
What are the implications of possible selves research for school counseling practice?
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Growing awareness, growing support: Teacher and voter understanding of the common core state standards and assessments
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
First-time Kindergartners in 2010-11: First findings from the Kindergarten rounds of the early childhood longitudinal study, Kindergarten class of 2010-11
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
ERIN Project: Education Resource Information Navigator
The economic case for higher education
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Understanding state school funding: The first step toward quality reforms
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Latino college completion in 50 states
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Beyond the numbers: Data use for continuous improvement of programs serving disconnected youth
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Rethinking remedial education: The role of MSIs in serving underreprepared students in the 21st century
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Accountability issues to watch under NCLB waivers
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Whose schools? Our schools! Get involved: An action guide for parent participation in education
Mapping state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales: Variation and change in state standards for reading and mathematics, 2005-09
Early warning indicator systems
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Linking data across state agencies: States that are making it work
Latino college completion: Texas
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Wealth gaps rise to record highs between whites, blacks, and hispanics
The College Match Program
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Numbers and types of public elementary and secondary schools from the common core of data: School year 2009-10 first look
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Is high school tough enough?
On the road to success
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
It takes a whole society: Opening up the learning landscape in the high school years
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Children of immigrants: The changing face of metropolitan America
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
BC AVID: Early implementation report
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Innovations in education: Creating strong supplemental educational services programs
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement
U.S. performance across international assessments of student achievement: Special supplement to The Condition of Education 2009
Changes in Indiana school funding
College readiness for all toolbox
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
The forgotten choice? Rethinking magnet schools in a changing landscape
The future of middle-skill jobs
One in 31: The long reach of American corrections
National School Lunch Program: State-level data FFY1989 to FFY2008
The school environment and adolescent well-being: Beyond academics
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Assessing patterns of resource distribution: An online tool to analyze school district budgeting
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
High school remediation
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
Standards in practice: An instructional gap analysis
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
College InSight
Committee for Economic Development (CED)
Retaining teacher talent: Teaching for a living
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Beyond the indicators: An integrated school-level approach to dropout prevention
State high school exit exams: Trends in test programs, alternate pathways, and pass rates
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Transforming schools to meet the needs of students: Improving school quality and increasing learning time in ESEA
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
A coherent approach to high school improvement: A district and school self-assessment tool
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
SREB/Go Alliance
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Student victimization in U.S. schools: Results from the 2007 school crime supplement to the national crime victimization survey
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Understanding the common core state standards
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
Impact of homework on student achievement
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Education pays 2010
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
HBCU distance learning 2010
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
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
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
After the bell: What do we want our afterschool programs to do?
All accounted for: What do we want out of our afterschool & summer school programs?
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Latino youth and the pathway to college
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Integrating grades 9 through 14: State policies to support and sustain early college high school
Rural education at a glance
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Education watch 2006 state summary reports
Office of Indian education programs
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Smart districts, from Voices in Urban Education
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Project GRAD
Success for All Foundation
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Supporting parent, family, and community involvement in your school
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track student progress
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
A road map for learning: Improving educational outcomes in foster care: A strategic guide for success in school
National Urban League Scholarships
Catching the Dream
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Leaders and laggards: A state-by-state report card on educational effectiveness
The changing landscape of American public education: New students, new schools
Economic diversity on campus
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Private schools: A brief portrait
Entering kindergarten: A portrait of American children when they begin school
The nation's report card: Civics 2006
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Accelerated learning for all
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
I-STEM Resource Network
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Raising boys' achievement
All Kinds of Minds
The minds of boys
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
See Forever Foundation
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
College tools for schools
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
2008 Kids Count data book: State profiles of child well-being
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Economic mobility project
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Effective literacy and English language instruction for English learners in the elementary grades
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Education's best kept secret
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Orphan Foundation of America
Private school participants in programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Private school and public school district perspectives
Private K-12 schools lag far behind public schools in using federal education programs
The real technology challenge
Improving quality and equity in education: Inspriring a new century of excellence in teaching and assessment
Center for native education
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Access to success initiative
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
NCLB and high schools
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
National Council of La Raza
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007