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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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A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Educational needs index
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
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
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Digest of Education Statistics
State of adult literacy
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Schools, skills, and synapses
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
California District Report Cards
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
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)
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
What is "career ready"?
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
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
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
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Improving community college success
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Why access matters: The community college student body
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Education and incarceration
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
YouthBuild USA
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Insuring college failure risk
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
The workplace realities
College for all?
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
The future workforce of Indiana
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
McNair scholar handbook
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
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
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Extending foster care to age 21: Weighing the costs to government against the benefits to youth
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Using incentives to change how teenagers spend their time: The effects of New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
The Condition of Education 2010
Education Trust-West
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Transforming education in America
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
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
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
SMASH Academy
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Good Shepherd Services
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
High school dropouts in America
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Career and technical education reforms and comprehensive school reforms in high schools: Their impact on education outcomes for at-risk youth
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
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
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Survey of Canadian career college students, phase III: Graduate survey
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
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
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
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
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
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
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
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
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
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 global gender gap index: 2011
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Latino college completion: California
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
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
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Addressing the needs of adult learners
National Council of La Raza
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Where are the Black scientists?
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
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
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Why community colleges?
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
What educators should learn from ER
Deciding on postsecondary education
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
College For Every Student
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Opening Doors project publications
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Education and economic mobility
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Are student employment and academic success linked?
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
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
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Understanding the working college student
Expanding the mission: Community colleges and the functions of workforce intermediaries
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Research support for school counseling
An examination of the information technology job market
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Latino college completion: State series
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
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
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
The future of public education in New Orleans
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Generation Y: They've arrived at work with a new attitude
The Workforce Alliance
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Expanding opportunities: Postsecondary career and technical education and preparing tomorrow’s workforce
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Postsecondary Access and Success
Learning in a new key
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
A Better Chance.org
College-bound or headed for workforce training: High school graduates need similar math, reading skills
What's wrong with guys?
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
College learning for the new global century
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Charting a new course for career and technical education
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Forum guide to education indicators
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
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
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Talent Development High Schools
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Learning to earn
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Gender gap grows
Meeting the invention challenge
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
The value of value-added data
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
States' progress toward high school restructuring
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Dream it! Do it!
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
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?
Common measures for college access and success
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
On the road to success
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Grantmakers for Education
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
The student debt crisis
College and career readiness: A quick stats fact sheet
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
The role of mentoring in college access and success
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
College and career development organizer
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Women Employed
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
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Improving the odds for failing schools
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Hearing on non-traditional students
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
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
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Peak experiences
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?
OECD Programme for international student assessment
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
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
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Correctional education facts
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Quality counts 2008
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
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
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
African American students and U.S. high schools
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Exploring careers
Parent primer on career exploration
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
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
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Project GRAD
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
A college access contract
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
National Center on Education and the Economy
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Projections of education statistics to 2019
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
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
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The degree qualifications profile
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
SREB/Go Alliance
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Family factors and student outcomes
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Adult college completion toolkit
The Future Ready Project
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Net migration from Mexico falls to zero-and perhaps less?
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Solutions for America: Recommendations for the President and Congress from: Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Latino college completion: Texas
What we know about dual enrollment
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Operation College Promise
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Achieving dramatic school improvement: An exploratory study
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
State policy profiles for completion by design
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Key considerations for serving disconnected youth
Ten facts about the recovery
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
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
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
What does research say about 21st century skills?
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Middle-class schools for all
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
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
Commonwealth Corporation
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Center for native education
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Marriage and graduate student outcomes
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
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
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Federal, state, and local roles supporting alternative education
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
American student achievement institute
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and over, by state
National High School Center
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Projections of education statistics to 2014
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
African American achievement in America
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Student African American Brotherhood
Graduate Retention Program
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
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
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The education success program
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
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Project Complete
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Temporary help agencies and the advancement prospects of low earners
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
See Forever Foundation
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Program helps at-risk students succeed
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
College of Adult and Professional Studies
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
High Tech High Foundation
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The Everyone Graduates Center
Breakthrough Collaborative
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
A detection model of college withdrawal
National Youth Employment Coalition
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
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
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Structure in community college career-technical programs: A qualitative analysis
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
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
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Steps taken on the path forward
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Community college student survey
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
The Network on Transitions to Adulthood
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
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
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
The work-based learning self assessment tool
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
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
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
UA Adult Focus
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Assessing the use and impact of ECMC Foundation's Realizing the College Dream curriculum
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
Growing What Works Database
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
Foundation for excellent schools
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Kids Count state-level data online
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
Accelerated learning for all
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (English version)
Latinos in secondary education
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Expanding learning time in high schools
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Smart boys, bad grades
Boys and girls harbor
What’s wrong with the guys
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Measuring up 2004
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
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
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
How diversity affects teaching and learning
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Educational opportunity for all?
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
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
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
The Kalamazoo Promise
Indiana Department of Education: Career guidance - high school
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
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
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
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
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Flexible learning options for adult students
White students are racially isolated
The national articulation and transfer network
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Closing the expectations gap 2011
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
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Closing the gap between high school and college
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Making high school students into "college material"
SREB Factbook on higher education
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Prison vs. Princeton
Adolescent literacy
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
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"
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Advocacy in action toolkit
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
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
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Early warning indicator systems
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
National Coalition for College Completion
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Latino college completion: Florida
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
Attendance counts: Advancing student success by reducing chronic absence
How America saves for college: 2010
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Off the clock: What more time can (and can't) do for school turnarounds
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
A Profile of California Partnership Academies 2004–2005
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Teaching for a new world: Preparing high school educators to deliver college- and career-ready information
BC AVID: Early implementation report
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Community colleges under stress
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Condition of education 2008
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
For every 100 girls...
ACE Online Information Center
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
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
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
American Student Achievement Institute: Career Development Lessons
Leading by example
Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship
Indiana college completion rates 2007
Funding Gaps 2006
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
National College Access Program Directory
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Bridge program planning guide
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
National Association of Street Schools
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Rigor and relevance: A new vision for career and technical education
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Resources for businesses hiring formerly incarcerated persons
Early college high school initiative
Small schools, big results: Nebraska high school completion and postsecondary enrollment rates by size of school district
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
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 Progress of education reform: Hispanic achievement
Smart boys, bad grades.com
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Preparing for college
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Action plan: Educators/Policymakers
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
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)
Dropping out of high school and the place of career and technical education: A survival analysis of surviving high school
Women on the rise
Enrollment status and outcomes
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
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
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
A voice from the middle
Remaking career and technical education for the 21st century
State of college admission 2007
American FactFinder
Educational attainment in the United States: 2004
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Postsecondary education opportunity
Transitions to college: From theory to practice
Multiple pathways and state policy: Toward education and training beyond high school
William Pollack
Solutions for our future.org
Our impoverished view of education reform
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
When prisoners return to the community: Political, social and economic consequences
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Do grants matter?
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Raising and educating healthy boys: A report on the growing crisis in boys' education
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Reclaiming the American dream
Mentors, Inc
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Mentoring former prisoners: A guide for re-entry programs
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Promoting student success: Indiana educational and career services
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
The state of learning disabilities 2009
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
State outlook: Fiscal and state policy issues affecting postsecondary education
Addressing study error in the random assignment national evaluation of Upward Bound: Do the conclusions change?
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
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 Center for Learning Disabilities
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Starfish Initiative
Reenrollment of high school dropouts in a large, urban school district
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
State high school exit exams: A policy in transition
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
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
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Five ways education pays initiative
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Can middle school reform increase high school graduation rates?
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Young workers: A lost decade
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Assets & opportunity scorecard
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
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Western Policy Exchanges
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Everybody ready for college
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Student success in higher education
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
College application week: A toolkit for increasing access to higher education
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
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
The first year of high school
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Designing high quality evaluation systems for high school teachers: Challenges sand potential solutions
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
College completion toolkit
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Survey of Canadian career college students: Phase II -- In-school student survey
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Research on retention and attrition
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Early warning systems that support students at risk of dropping out of high school
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
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
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
The Gates effect
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
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
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
Center for Student Opportunity
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Frequently asked questions regarding Indiana's new high school course and credit requirements
Latino achievement in America
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Finance and resource issues in high school reform
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Rethinking high school: Inaugural graduations at New York City's new high schools
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
What works clearinghouse
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
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
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
What works for Latino students
Research on school-to-work programs in the United States
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
Best practices and programs in career and technical education
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Recent STEM initiatives
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
"Careers for the future" education program
College tools for schools
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
A developmental perspective for high school practitioners on college and workplace readiness
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
I-STEM Resource Network
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
Indiana Workforce Development: Education and training options (search training programs)
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Education watch 2009
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
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
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
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
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Developing the STEM education pipeline
The status of working families in Indiana: 2006 update
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
Mentoring programs and youth outcomes: Review of effects on educational achievement and cognitive attainment outcomes
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
The Breakthrough High School project
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
New Technology Foundation
Diversity and the college curriculum: How colleges and universities are preparing students for a changing world
Virtual schools and 21st century skills
Education and public safety
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Collegiate learning assessement project
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
College students working: The choice nexus
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
When it comes to school, girls rule
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Indiana project on academic success
Undocumented immigrants: Facts and figures
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Bridge Partnership
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Hoosiers on Jupiter
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Career academy national standards of practice
Indiana's dropout prevention tool-kit: A legislative primer
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
College admission for homeschoolers
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Washington Data and Reports
Workers need training, not tough talk
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Facts for education advocates
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
More student success: A systemic solution
Windows on achievement and inequality
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
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
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
The academics athletics trade-off: Universities and intercollegiate athletics
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Tuning into local labor markets: Findings from the sectoral employment impact study
Evidence from California Partnership Academies: One Model of Pathways
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
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
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
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
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Employer guide to adult education for work: Transforming adult eduction to build a skilled workforce
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes
SREB State progress reports 2012
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions