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Author(s):Business Roundtable
Title:Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Organization:Business Roundtable
Short Description:Fifteen prominent U.S. business organizations have joined together to express their deep concern about the United States' ability to sustain its scientific and technological superiority through this decade and beyond. To maintain the nation's competitiveness in the 21st century, it will be necessary to cultivate the skilled scientists and engineers needed to create tomorrow's innovations.
Annotation:Fifteen prominent U.S. business organizations have joined together to express their deep concern about the United States' ability to sustain its scientific and technological superiority through this decade and beyond. To maintain the nation's competitiveness in the 21st century, it will be necessary to cultivate the skilled scientists and engineers needed to create tomorrow's innovations. The goal of this business roundtable group is to double the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates with bachelor’s degrees by 2015.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
National Perspectives
Preparation/College Readiness
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiatives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
Young workers: A lost decade
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
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
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
The Workforce Alliance
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Value of a college education (calculator)
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and the Humanities: Resource for rural Indiana
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Investing in America's future
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
Stats Indiana
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Collegiate learning assessement project
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The minds of boys
Science and mathematics education indicators
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Dream it! Do it!
Indiana State Profile
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Educational opportunity for all?
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
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
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
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
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
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
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Women Employed
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Transforming education in America
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
The hidden costs of community colleges
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
On the road to success
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
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)
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Improving community college success
Latino college completion: State series
Workforce development economics 101: State by state snapshots
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
An undeveloped national resource: The unrealized potential of the nation's career/technical centers
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Vendor product review: A consumer's guide to real-time labor market information
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Cracking the credit hour
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Accelerated learning for all
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Diversity and the college curriculum: How colleges and universities are preparing students for a changing world
Building rainbow coalitions
It's all about who you know...
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Setting the stage: Adults in Higher Education
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Alliances for graduate education and the professoriate (AGEP)
Digest of Education Statistics
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Education and public safety
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
National Council of La Raza
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
STEM Education Coalition
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
McNair scholar handbook
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Windows on achievement and inequality
Education and economic competitiveness
Rural America at a glance (2003)
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Who graduates in California?
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
The competitiveness index: Where America stands
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
What works for Latino students
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
The Indiana workforce: An employer's perspective
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Collaborative efforts in student retention: A snapshot of best practices across the nation
Tough choices or tough times: The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Resources for businesses hiring formerly incarcerated persons
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Measuring up 2006
The PISA 2003 assessment framework: Mathematics, reading, science and problem solving knowledge and skills
American FactFinder
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Science and engineering indicators 2006
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Education watch 2009
Schools, skills, and synapses
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program (Fact Sheet)
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Are student employment and academic success linked?
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Advancing STEM learning across the educational pipeline: Statewide efforts in Ohio
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
A next social contract for the primary years of education
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Developmental education in community colleges
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Community college student survey