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Author(s):National Women's Law Center and Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
Title:Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Source:http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/ListeningtoLatinas.pdf
Date:2009
Organization:National Women's Law Center and Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
Short Description: This report, Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation, explores the causes of the dropout crisis for Latinas and identifies the actions needed to improve their graduation rates and get them ready for college.
Annotation:To help keep girls in school and on track for success, the National Women’s Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund went straight to the source: Latina students and the adults who work with them every day. This report, Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation, explores the causes of the dropout crisis for Latinas and identifies the actions needed to improve their graduation rates and get them ready for college.
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College Access
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Female Students
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Latino/Hispanic
Minority/Race/Ethnicity
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Managing the transition to ninth grade in a comprehensive urban school
The funding gap (Spanish version)
White students are racially isolated
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
(Addendum to) Looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 integration
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Achievement in America
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET): Creating opportunities for youth with disabilities to achieve successful futures
Is school funding fair? A national report card
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
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
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Black male student success in higher education: A report from the national black male college achievement study
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
Gender inequalities in education
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Primary progress, secondary challenge
American student achievement institute
National High School Center
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
CPS: A leader in AP growth
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
The Breakthrough High School project
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The funding gap 2007
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Family factors and student outcomes
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Education Trust-West
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
The Condition of Education 2010
Public school graduates and dropouts from the common core of data: School year 2007-08
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Do schools challenge our students? What student surveys tell us about the state of education in the United States
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Transforming education in America
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Expanded learning time by the numbers: The traditional school calendar is failing to meet many students' needs
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
The Latino digital divide: The native born versus the foreign born
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Hispanic student enrollments reach new high in 2011
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Encouraging girls in math and science
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
Growing pains: Scaling up the nation's best charter schools
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
What works for Latino students
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
Reaching parents: The role of Latino parents in their children's education
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
College access: From the inside out
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Education and incarceration
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Catching the Dream
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
New England Journal of Higher Education
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
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
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Education in the United States: Parent primer (English Language Version)
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
State of college readiness for Latino students
National Council of La Raza
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Building academic skills in context: Testing the value of advanced math learning in career and technical education
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
Preparate para la universidad: A college planning guide in Spanish for students in grades 9 through 12
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Gender gap grows
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Education reform 101: A primer on the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
A call to action to raise achievement for African American students
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
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
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) Scholarship Resources
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Moving English language learners to college- and career-readiness
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Hispanic poverty rate highest in new supplemental census measure
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Talent Development High Schools
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
Kids Count state-level data online
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
The changing landscape of American public education: New students, new schools
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Academic pathways to access and student success
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Office of Indian education programs
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
College learning for the new global century
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public high schools
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Starfish Initiative
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Helping Teens Succeed
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
The state of learning disabilities 2009
What every college access practitioner should know: About the importance of commitment
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Growing What Works Database
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Excelencia in education
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2006 status report
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Findings and trends Fall 1990 - Fall 2000
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
Losing our future: How minority youth are being left behind by the graduation rate crisis
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
First generation college students: A literature review
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Rethinking high school: An introduction to New York City's experience
High school dropouts in America
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Eligiendo una universidad (Choosing a college)
Native American culture: Education
U.S. population projections: 2005-2050
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Tools for Latino family outreach: Supporting student success in the middle grades and beyond
Quality counts 2008
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. Careers for the Future Scholarship 2009-2010
College tools for schools
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Archdiocese of Indianapolis: The Church in central and southern Indiana
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
The undereducated American
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Kids Count Data Center
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
The toll of the great recession: Childhood poverty among Hispanics sets record, leads nation
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
10 Reasons why we need diversity on college campuses
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
College and career development organizer
The first year of high school
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
7th Annual AP report to the nation
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
The Future Ready Project
Common core state standards: Progress and challenges in school districts' implementation
Early warning system middle grades tool
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
The College Match Program
SREB State progress reports 2012
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Preparing students to transition from high school to college: A review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for their collegiate experience
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Addressing Achievement Gaps: Black Male Teens: Moving to Success in the High School Years
The National Indian Education Study
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Scholarships for students regardless of immigration status: 2009-2010
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
The high school senior class of 2003-04: Steps toward postsecondary enrollment
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Mind the (other) gap!: The growing excellence gap in k-12 education
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Standing on the shoulders of giants: An American agenda for education reform
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Pew Hispanic Center Country of Origin Profiles
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Effective literacy and English language instruction for English learners in the elementary grades
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
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
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
EPAS®: A system that works
What are ACT's college readiness benchmarks?
Center for native education
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Community college fast facts
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Success for All Foundation
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Dual credit and exam-based courses in US public high schools:2002-03
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Raising minority academic achievement: A compendium of education programs and practices
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Bridge Partnership
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
El Puente Project
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
U.S. immigration: Trends and implications for schools
Summary of Indiana policy environment to support and sustain early college high schools
High schools for the new millennium
Project GRAD
Puente Project
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Projections of education statistics to 2014
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Counseling and college counseling in America’s high schools
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Increasing teacher diversity: Strategies to improve the teacher workforce
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy: Transition from high school graduation to college enrollment
Investing in education powers US competitiveness: Education funding must be preserved
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The college payoff: Education, occupations, and lifetime earnings
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Research support for school counseling
Public school graduates and dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School year 2008-09
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Positive student outcomes in community schools: Providing services that meet the many needs of students and parents
Adolescent literacy
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Quick stats fact sheet: High schools in the United States
National High School Center early warning system tool 2.0
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Education Equality Project
Winning by degrees: The strategies of highly productive higher-education institutions
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
Closing the expectations gap 2007: An annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and work
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Funding Gaps 2006
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Improving math performance
School Redesign Network
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Latinos in elementary education
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
National Association of Street Schools
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Boys and girls harbor
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
The averaged freshman graduation rate for public high schools from the common core of data: School years 2001-02 and 2002-03
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Standards and assessments guide
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
College-going cultures in urban high schools
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Organizing instruction and study to improve student learning
The road to college
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Alliances for graduate education and the professoriate (AGEP)
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Five academic reasons why state virtual schools are important to your state
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative