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Author(s):Monrad, M
Title:High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Organization:National High School Center
Short Description:This brief describes who drops out of high school, according to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, and examines the impact of dropping out on crime, the economy, personal income levels, and employment.
Annotation:This brief describes who drops out of high school, according to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, and examines the impact of dropping out on crime, the economy, personal income levels, and employment.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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The College Match Program
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Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
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Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
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Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
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Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
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Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
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Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
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Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
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For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
SREB State progress reports 2012
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Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
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The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
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Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
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Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
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The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Why access matters: The community college student body
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Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
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Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
African American achievement in America
Measuring up 2004
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
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First generation college students: A literature review
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
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Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
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Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
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
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
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The Breakthrough High School project
The national articulation and transfer network
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The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Digest of Education Statistics
Indiana State Profile
Washington Data and Reports
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
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Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
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Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
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Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
YouthBuild USA
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
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Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
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Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
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A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
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Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
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What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
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A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
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2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
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Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
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Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
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Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
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The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
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Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Chasing the same dream, climbing different ladders: Economic mobility in the United States and Canada
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Don't leave accountability behind: A call for ESEA reauthorization
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
College for all?
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The Condition of Education 2010
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
The achievement gap where you live
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
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
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Condition of education 2008
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
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Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Windows on achievement and inequality
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Middle-class schools for all
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Value of a college education (calculator)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Latinos in graduate education
Latinos in secondary education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
African American students and U.S. high schools
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
A voice from the middle
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Retooling career and technical education
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
State of college admission 2007
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
OECD Programme for international student assessment
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Forum guide to education indicators
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Education watch online
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Correctional education facts
A new way on school integration
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Catching the Dream
Kids Count state-level data online
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Center for Student Opportunity
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
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
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
What’s wrong with the guys
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Latino achievement in America
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
Projections of education statistics to 2014
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Our impoverished view of education reform
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
The hidden costs of community colleges
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Latino college completion: Florida
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Ten facts about the recovery
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Latino college completion: California
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Recruitment, retention and the minority teacher shortage
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Early warning indicator systems
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Boosting college completion for a new economy
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Improving community college success
Steps taken on the path forward
State and local policy for reconnecting youth
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
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?
What is "career ready"?
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
8th Annual AP report to the nation
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
American student achievement institute
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
State higher education finance: FY 2004
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Lumina Foundation for Education
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and over, by state
Where have all the students gone
College success programs
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Indian students and college preparation
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Access and achievement: Building educational and career pathways for Latinos in advanced technology
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
National Association of Street Schools
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
College access: From the inside out
Measuring up 2006
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
American FactFinder
Bridge Partnership
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Workers need training, not tough talk
Graduate enrollment and degrees: 1996-2006
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
The future of public education in New Orleans
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Effective instruction: An inconspicuous strategy for dropout prevention
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Postsecondary Access and Success
What your community can do to end it's drop-out crisis: Learnings from research and practice
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Indiana college completion rates 2007
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Dropping out of high school and the place of career and technical education: A survival analysis of surviving high school
What's wrong with guys?
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Digest of education statistics: 2006
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
College learning for the new global century
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
2003 Graduation rates for 4-year and 2-year Title IV degree granting institutions by sector, race, and gender
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Returning to our roots: Student access
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
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
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Meeting the invention challenge
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Commonwealth Corporation
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Facts for education advocates
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
White students are racially isolated
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Breaking through: Factsheet
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Enrollment status and outcomes
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Diverse issues in higher education
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Preventing future high school dropouts: An advocacy and action guide for NEA state and local affiliates
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
The breaking through practice guide
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
A next social contract for the primary years of education
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Public school graduates and dropouts from the common core of data: School year 2007-08
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
College InSight
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Family factors and student outcomes
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Higher education budgets and the global recession
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
ACE Online Information Center
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The value of value-added data
Growing What Works Database
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Turnaround schools that work: Moving beyond separate but equal
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
American Diploma Project (ADP) end-of-course exams: 2009 Annual report
The effects of grade retention on the dropout rate
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
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
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Effects of the economy on the admission process, 2008-09 national association for college admission counseling
College readiness and high school-to-college success
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
How much are college students borrowing?
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Indiana Growth Model Factsheet
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Early warning systems that support students at risk of dropping out of high school
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
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
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Why students drop out of school: A review of 25 years of research
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Effective teaching: A key to success for all high school students
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
The National Indian Education Study
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Parent engagement toolkit
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Afterschool Alliance
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
Comparing achievement between K-8 and middle schools: A large empirical study
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Education Trust-West
The workplace realities
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
The future workforce of Indiana
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2006
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
New England Journal of Higher Education
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
The minds of boys
The male achievement gap in Indiana
The education success program
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Schools, skills, and synapses
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Communities in Schools
Reenrollment of high school dropouts in a large, urban school district
The Everyone Graduates Center
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Poverty and potential: Out-of-school factors and school success
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
Education Equality Project
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
What works for Latino students
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
National defense education and innovation initiative: Meeting America's economic and security challenges in the twenty-first century
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
Leading by example
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
Ensuring academic success for English learners
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
State of adult literacy
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Teaching and learning across the class divide
The knowledge we need about race and racism
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Education and public safety
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
Improving math performance
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
A Better Chance.org
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Orphan Foundation of America
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Center for native education
Quality counts 2008
Starfish Initiative
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Approaches to dropout prevention: Heeding early warning signs with appropriate interventions
The American freshman: National norms for fall 2005
Minorities in higher education twenty-first annual status report, 2003-04
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
What works clearinghouse
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Interventions for helping students at risk of dropping out of school
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Project GRAD
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Minority student achievement network
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
The Progress of education reform: Hispanic achievement
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
Dispelling the myth - online
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Talent Development High Schools
National College Access Program Directory
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Indiana baccalaureate graduation data
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
School relationships foster success for African American students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
Dropping out of high school: The role of school organization and structure
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Public education and black male students: The 2004 state report card
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Achievement in America
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Rural education at a glance
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
Education Trust, Inc
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Primary progress, secondary challenge
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
It can be done, it's being done, and here's how
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
Learning denied: The case for equitable access to effective teaching in California's largest school district
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
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
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Hearing on non-traditional students
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Snapshot report: Persistence
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Adult college completion toolkit
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Ahead of the curve: State success in the developmental education initiative
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
5 Education factors in focus
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
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
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Graduate enrollment in science and engineering grew substantially in the past decade but slowed in 2010
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Growing proportion of children in poverty means more education challenges
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Research support for school counseling
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Public school choice in the District of Columbia: A descriptive analysis
Power play: Teacher characteristics and class assignments
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
Profile of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, by control and level of institution
The false promise of class-size reduction
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
National Coalition for College Completion
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Women Employed
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
The impact of teacher experience
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2008
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
The degree qualifications profile
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
The rise of college student borrowing
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Improving Hispanic achievement: Implications for state policy
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The Harlem Children's Zone, Promise Neighborhoods, and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Which achievement gap?
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Immigrant mothers' involvement in their children's education at home and at school in 1999-2000
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities