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Author(s):VanTassel-Baska, J., and Stambaugh-T
Title:Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Organization:National Association for Gifted Children
Short Description:This monograph was compiled to provide the field of gifted education with a blueprint for working in schools with children of poverty, for activating community-based opportunities for these students, and for forging new partnerships and collaboratives with universities and other agencies to deliver relevant services.
Annotation:This monograph was compiled to provide the field of gifted education with a blueprint for working in schools with children of poverty, for activating community-based opportunities for these students, and for forging new partnerships and collaboratives with universities and other agencies to deliver relevant services. The monograph is organized into eight sections that outline the major presentations from the April 24-25th national conference hosted by the National Association of Gifted Children.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Elementary School
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Low-Income Students
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NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
The economic case for higher education
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
The college advantage: Weathering the economic storm
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
What is "career ready"?
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Instructional supports: The missing piece in state educational standards
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
A new vision to increase the academic achievement for English language learners and immigrant students
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Chidren's Budget 2010
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Afterschool Alliance
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
The role of mentoring in college access and success
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
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Closing the gap between high school and college
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
False impression: How a widely stated study vastly overstates the benefits of charter schools
Charter schools that work: Economically integrated schools with teacher voice
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
Education Trust-West
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
What's possible: Turning around America's lowest achieving schools
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Writing to read: Evidence for how writing can improve reading
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Close the hidden funding gaps in our schools
Mini-digest of education statistics, 2009
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Insuring college failure risk
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Complete College America
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Family factors and student outcomes
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
How much are college students borrowing?
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
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
The value of value-added data
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Rising by Degrees
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Education Equality Project
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
National Center for Summer Learning
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
National School Lunch Program: State-level data FFY1989 to FFY2008
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Measuring up 2008
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
College access and success state data
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Gateway to College
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
I-STEM Resource Network
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Economic state of young America
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Fixing No Child Left Behind
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
White students are racially isolated
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Early intervention program and college partnerships
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Education and economic mobility
Breaking through: Factsheet
Economic mobility of black and white families
The minds of boys
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
The real technology challenge
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
High school dropouts in America
Retooling career and technical education
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
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
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Our impoverished view of education reform
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Measuring up 2004
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
African American achievement in America
Projections of education statistics to 2014
Correctional education facts
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Education and the economy: An indicators report
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
OECD Programme for international student assessment
Education watch online
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Digest of education statistics: 2006
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Colorado Reports
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
UA Adult Focus
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
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
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
College learning for the new global century
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do