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Author(s):Kemple, J., and Scott-Clayton, J
Title:Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Short Description:This report describes how Career Academies influenced students’ capacity to improve their labor market prospects and sustain their engagement in post-secondary education programs in the four years following their expected graduation.
Annotation:This report describes how Career Academies influenced students’ capacity to improve their labor market prospects and sustain their engagement in post-secondary education programs in the four years following their expected graduation. The results are based on the experiences of more than 1,400 young people, approximately 85 percent of whom are Hispanic or African-American.
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African American
Career and Technical Education
Career Development
College Access Programs
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Low-Income Students
Male Students
School Reform
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
The workplace realities
College for all?
Insuring college failure risk
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
The connection between health and high school dropout
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Gender inequalities in education
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Improving community college success
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
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)
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
College is possible
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Educational needs index
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Digest of Education Statistics
State of adult literacy
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
For better science, just add color
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Education and incarceration
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
The future workforce of Indiana
YouthBuild USA
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Schools, skills, and synapses
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Early intervention program and college partnerships
McNair scholar handbook
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
School Redesign Network
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
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
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Education and economic mobility
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
National Council of La Raza
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
A call to action: Why America must innovate
High school dropouts in America
Opportunity in America: The role of education
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
College For Every Student
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Survey of Canadian career college students, phase III: Graduate survey
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Value of a college education (calculator)
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Deciding on postsecondary education
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Good Shepherd Services
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Where are the Black scientists?
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Engaging students, challenging the odds
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Why community colleges?
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Career and technical education reforms and comprehensive school reforms in high schools: Their impact on education outcomes for at-risk youth
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
SMASH Academy
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Research support for school counseling
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Buying college: What consumers need to know
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Latino college completion: California
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
What educators should learn from ER
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Paving the way through paid internships: A proposal to expand educational and economic opportunities for low-income college students
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Condition of Education 2010
Education Trust-West
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Expanding the mission: Community colleges and the functions of workforce intermediaries
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Understanding the working college student
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Innovations in labor market information and their application
An examination of the information technology job market
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Transforming education in America
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
The global gender gap index: 2011
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
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 economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
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
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The hidden costs of community colleges
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Hearing on non-traditional students
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
Improving the odds for failing schools
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Information constraints and financial aid policy
On the road to success
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Net migration from Mexico falls to zero-and perhaps less?
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Grantmakers for Education
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
SREB/Go Alliance
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Family factors and student outcomes
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
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
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Latino college completion: State series
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
The role of mentoring in college access and success
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
The Future Ready Project
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Women Employed
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Projections of education statistics to 2019
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
The degree qualifications profile
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Learning to earn
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Gender gap grows
Project GRAD
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Peak experiences
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Forum guide to education indicators
OECD Programme for international student assessment
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Charting a new course for career and technical education
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
African American students and U.S. high schools
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Dream it! Do it!
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
What's wrong with guys?
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Exploring careers
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
College learning for the new global century
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Correctional education facts
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
Catching the Dream
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Talent Development High Schools
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Meeting the invention challenge
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Commission to Build a Healthier America
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
The value of value-added data
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
National Center on Education and the Economy
The Workforce Alliance
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Generation Y: They've arrived at work with a new attitude
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Learning in a new key
Postsecondary Access and Success
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
A college access contract
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
The future of public education in New Orleans
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Quality counts 2008
Projections of education statistics to 2016
A Better Chance.org
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Parent primer on career exploration
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
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Adult college completion toolkit
Common measures for college access and success
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
The student debt crisis
College and career development organizer
The Kalamazoo Promise
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Indiana Department of Education: Career guidance - high school
Temporary help agencies and the advancement prospects of low earners
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Middle-class schools for all
White students are racially isolated
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Center for native education
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
The national articulation and transfer network
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
The education success program
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Project Complete
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Breakthrough Collaborative
Making high school students into "college material"
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
The Everyone Graduates Center
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
SREB Factbook on higher education
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Growing What Works Database
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Using ARRA funds to drive school reform and improvement
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
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
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Commonwealth Corporation
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
See Forever Foundation
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
USA Funds Unlock the Future
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Flexible learning options for adult students
Kids Count state-level data online
Bridging the gap between high school and college
High Tech High Foundation
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
Latinos in secondary education
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Student African American Brotherhood
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Expanding learning time in high schools
Accelerated learning for all
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
How diversity affects teaching and learning
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Educational opportunity for all?
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Program helps at-risk students succeed
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
Graduate Retention Program
College of Adult and Professional Studies
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Marriage and graduate student outcomes
UA Adult Focus
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Smart boys, bad grades
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
Boys and girls harbor
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Minority student achievement network
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Foundation for excellent schools
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
National High School Center
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
American student achievement institute
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
What’s wrong with the guys
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Measuring up 2004
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and over, by state
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
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
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
African American achievement in America
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Projections of education statistics to 2014
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
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
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Closing the gap between high school and college
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Community college student survey
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Steps taken on the path forward
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
National Youth Employment Coalition
A detection model of college withdrawal
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Latino college completion: Texas
Ten facts about the recovery
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
The Network on Transitions to Adulthood
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
What we know about dual enrollment
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Latino college completion in 50 states
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Solutions for America: Recommendations for the President and Congress from: Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Adolescent literacy
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
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
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Prison vs. Princeton
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
State policy profiles for completion by design
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Advocacy in action toolkit
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Operation College Promise
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Western Policy Exchanges
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
SREB State progress reports 2012
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Immigrant mothers' involvement in their children's education at home and at school in 1999-2000
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
How America saves for college: 2010
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Tuning into local labor markets: Findings from the sectoral employment impact study
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Addressing study error in the random assignment national evaluation of Upward Bound: Do the conclusions change?
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
State outlook: Fiscal and state policy issues affecting postsecondary education
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Early warning systems that support students at risk of dropping out of high school
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Evidence from California Partnership Academies: One Model of Pathways
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Mentoring former prisoners: A guide for re-entry programs
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
National Coalition for College Completion
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Latino college completion: Florida
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Early warning indicator systems
Five ways education pays initiative
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
College completion toolkit
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
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
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Student success in higher education
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Everybody ready for college
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
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
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Our impoverished view of education reform
Solutions for our future.org
William Pollack
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Undocumented immigrants: Facts and figures
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Multiple pathways and state policy: Toward education and training beyond high school
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Indiana project on academic success
Early college high school initiative
Postsecondary education opportunity
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Latino achievement in America
Mentoring programs and youth outcomes: Review of effects on educational achievement and cognitive attainment outcomes
Research on school-to-work programs in the United States
Small schools, big results: Nebraska high school completion and postsecondary enrollment rates by size of school district
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
When it comes to school, girls rule
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
College students working: The choice nexus
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Do grants matter?
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Where have all the students gone
College success programs
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Raising and educating healthy boys: A report on the growing crisis in boys' education
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
The Gates effect
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Mentors, Inc
National Association of Street Schools
Closing the aspirations-attainment gap: Implications for high school reform
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
The Progress of education reform: Hispanic achievement
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Hoosiers on Jupiter
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
Reclaiming the American dream
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
What works clearinghouse
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
Educational attainment in the United States: 2004
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
State of college admission 2007
American FactFinder
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Bridge Partnership
Smart boys, bad grades.com
New Technology Foundation
Remaking career and technical education for the 21st century
Center for Student Opportunity
National College Access Program Directory
Indiana's dropout prevention tool-kit: A legislative primer
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Washington Data and Reports
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
Virtual schools and 21st century skills
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
Education and public safety
Funding Gaps 2006
Dropping out of high school and the place of career and technical education: A survival analysis of surviving high school
Indiana college completion rates 2007
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
The status of working families in Indiana: 2006 update
Preparing for college
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)
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Diversity and the college curriculum: How colleges and universities are preparing students for a changing world
Bridge program planning guide
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
A voice from the middle
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Rigor and relevance: A new vision for career and technical education
Career academy national standards of practice
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Collegiate learning assessement project
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Women on the rise
Leading by example
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
What works for Latino students
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
Recent STEM initiatives
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Rethinking high school: Inaugural graduations at New York City's new high schools
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Resources for businesses hiring formerly incarcerated persons
When prisoners return to the community: Political, social and economic consequences
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Indiana Workforce Development: Education and training options (search training programs)
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Reenrollment of high school dropouts in a large, urban school district
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Facts for education advocates
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
College tools for schools
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
"Careers for the future" education program
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Education watch 2009
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
The academics athletics trade-off: Universities and intercollegiate athletics
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Research on retention and attrition
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Survey of Canadian career college students: Phase II -- In-school student survey
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
ACE Online Information Center
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
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The state of learning disabilities 2009
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Young workers: A lost decade
Educational Policy Improvement Center
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Promoting student success: Indiana educational and career services
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Community colleges under stress
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
For every 100 girls...
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Condition of education 2008
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
I-STEM Resource Network
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
More student success: A systemic solution
National Center for Learning Disabilities
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
The Breakthrough High School project
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
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
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Workers need training, not tough talk
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
College admission for homeschoolers
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Windows on achievement and inequality
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Starfish Initiative
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
American Student Achievement Institute: Career Development Lessons
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Enrollment status and outcomes
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
The first year of high school
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years