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Author(s):Lynn, L., and Salzman, H.
Title:The real technology challenge
Organization:Urban Institute
Short Description:This article suggests U.S. needs to develop a “new breed” of technical and non-technical workers.
Annotation:This article discusses the need for the U.S. to develop a “new breed” of technical and non-technical workers who can work across national, organizational, and cultural boundaries in order to continue expanding its economy and maintain its global economic strength.
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Accountability and Productivity (Postsecondary)
Career and Technical Education
Career Development
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
High School
International Perspectives
School Reform
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiatives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Increasing the number of STEM graduates: Insights from the US STEM education and modeling project
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Closing the gap between high school and college
College completion toolkit
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
The role of language and literacy in college- and career-ready standards: Rethinking policy and practice in support of English language learners
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
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?
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
2012 SREB Annual Report
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Multiple pathways to STEM: Examining state differences in community college attendance among Latino STEM bachelor's degree holders
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program
Diversifying the STEM pipeline: The model replication institutions program (Fact Sheet)
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Education pays 2010
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Center on Education and the Workforce
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Rising by Degrees
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Advancing STEM learning across the educational pipeline: Statewide efforts in Ohio
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Schools, skills, and synapses
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
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
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
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
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Houston, do we really have a problem here?
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Economic mobility of black and white families
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Windows on achievement and inequality
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Maintaining a strong engineering workforce
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Retooling career and technical education
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Education and public safety
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
The national articulation and transfer network
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
Businesses to advocate for two-year colleges
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
What do we know: Seeking effective math and science instruction
American FactFinder
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
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
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Standards for what? The economic roots of K-16 reform
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Mathematics and science education in the states
Results that matter: New technology high school at a glance
Stats Indiana
Just for the kids
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
What works for Latino students
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Collegiate learning assessement project
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Engaging students, challenging the odds
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Fact book bulletin: College degrees benefit states and individuals significantly
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
College learning for the new global century
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and the Humanities: Resource for rural Indiana
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Data sources for improving college access and success
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Fast track to college: Increasing postsecondary success for all students
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Measuring up 2004
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
Projections of education statistics to 2014
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Science and engineering indicators 2006
2002 State new economy index
Forum guide to education indicators
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
American Indian science and engineering society
Charting a new course for career and technical education
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Educational opportunity for all?
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Indiana State Profile
Digest of Education Statistics
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Pathways to excellence
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilties in science and engineering
The STEM graduate school experience: Reflections from minority post docs
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
HE (Higher Education) opportunity efforts in a global context
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
K-12 R&D and STEM Education Report Cards
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
More student success: A systemic solution
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
For every 100 girls...
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Center for Law and Social Policy
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College access and success state data
The future workforce of Indiana
Gateway to College
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Indiana by the numbers
College tools for schools
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Projections of education statistics to 2018
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
How much are college students borrowing?
IPEDS Data Center
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
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
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Summer Search
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The workplace realities
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
A draft degree qualifications profile: A transformational challenge for US higher education
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Curriculum and instruction: A 21st century skills implementation guide
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The effects of public support on college attainment
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Insuring college failure risk
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
The current health and future well-being of the American research university
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Common core state standards & career and technical education: Bridging the divide between college and career readiness
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Getting ready for success: Bridging the gap between high school and college in Tacoma, Washington
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Common measures for college access and success
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
A detection model of college withdrawal
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
A sound investment: The community college dividend
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
The degree qualifications profile
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Everybody ready for college
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Measuring success by degrees: The status of college completion in SREB states
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Scaling community college interventions
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Ten facts about the recovery
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Research support for school counseling
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Latino college completion: State series
Latino college completion: Florida
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
The Future Ready Project
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
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?
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Hearing on non-traditional students
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Snapshot report: Mobility
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Advocacy in action toolkit
Transforming education in America
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges