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Author(s):Education Commission of the States
Title:Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Organization:Education Commission of the States
Short Description:Through the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U.S. Department of Education will conduct a national competition among states for a $4.35 billion “Race to the Top” incentive program designed to push states to improve education quality and results.
Annotation:Through the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U.S. Department of Education will conduct a national competition among states for a $4.35 billion “Race to the Top” incentive program designed to push states to improve education quality and results. This ECS Briefing Memo highlights promising state approaches aimed at achieving Goal 4 of the competition " Providing intensive support and effective interventions for the lowest-performing schools" and identifies what makes them so promising.
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Accountability and Productivity (K-12)
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Low-Income Students
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Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Stretching the school dollar: A brief for state policymakers
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
The effects of in-state tuition for non-citizens: A systematic review of the evidence
The condition of education 2011
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Research support for school counseling
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
The impact of school counseling on student educational outcomes in high schools: What can we learn about effectiveness from statewide evaluations of school counseling practice in Nebraska and Utah
Not prepared for class: High poverty schools continue to have fewer in-field teachers
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
How many schools and districts have not made adequate yearly progress? Four-year trends
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act: A Primer on Reauthorization in 2010
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Are we there yet? What policymakers can learn from Tennessee's growth model
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
High school remediation
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
How state education agencies support data-driven decision-making in districts and schools
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Putting data into practice: Lessons from New York City
College admissions tests as measures of accountability
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
America's best (and worst) cities for school reform: Attracting entrepreneurs and change agents
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Response to Intervention policy
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Primary sources: America's teachers on America's schools
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
"Ahead of the curve" charter school policies
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
What states can do to improve teacher effectiveness
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Educational equity profiles: Practical leadership tools for equitable and excellent schools
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Reviving the goal of an integrated society: A 21st century challenge
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Center on Reinventing Public Education
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Why high stakes accountability sounds good but doesn't work - And why we keep on doing it anyway
Improving accountability in public education
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Gateway to College
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Improving the distribution of teachers in low-performing high schools
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Colorado Reports
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Learning in a new key
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
State-level high school improvement systems checklist
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
Education watch online
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Inside the black box of high-performing high-poverty schools
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Orange juice or orange drink? Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
African American achievement in America
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Foundation for excellent schools
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Success for All Foundation
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Beyond high school: Improving transition programs for postsecondary education
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Our impoverished view of education reform
The power to change: High schools that help all students achieve
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Educational needs index
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Analyzing state and regional K-16 policies: A toolkit for researchers and policy analysts
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Latino achievement in America
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
Achievement in America
National college access network
School relationships foster success for African American students
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
State high school exit exams: A maturing reform
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Expanding learning time in high schools
What works for Latino students
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Embedding college readiness indicators in high school curriculum and assessment
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
A Better Chance.org
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Center for native education
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
The role of interim assessments in a comprehensive assessment system: A policy brief
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
School funding's tragic flaw
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
New England Journal of Higher Education
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
McNair scholar handbook
Schools need good leaders now: State progress in creating a learning-centered school leadership system
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Helping Teens Succeed
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
African American students and U.S. high schools
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
College access and success state data
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Facts for education advocates
Urban school counseling: Implications for practice and training
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
A stronger nation through higher education: How and why Americans must meet a "big goal" for college attainment
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Ensuring equal opportunity in public education: How local school district funding policies hurt disadvantaged students and what federal policy can do about it
Eight elements of high school improvement: A mapping framework
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Making high school students into "college material"
Social programs that work: What works and what doesn't work in social policy: Findings from well-designed randomized controlled trials
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
The next generation of school accountability: A blueprint for raising high school achievement and graduation rates in SREB states
NAEP Mathematics 2009 state snapshot reports
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
No Excuses University Network
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Work-based learning in California: Opportunities and models for expansion
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
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
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Working with teachers to develop fair and reliable measures of effective teaching
Understanding the common core state standards
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
2009 Report on Indiana's dropout student population
The Condition of Education 2010
National Center on Intervention: RTI state database
Culturally responsive Response to Intervention
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
SREB/Go Alliance
The achievement gap where you live
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising scores on state tests and NAEP
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Complete College America
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
How many schools have not made adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act?
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Principles for a comprehensive assessment system
The online learning imperative: A solution to three looming crises in education
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
NAEP reading 2009 state snapshot reports
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume IX - Accountability under NCLB: Final report
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
How does extended learning time impact student achivement?
What role do school leaders play in turning around low-performing schools?
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
States' progress and challenges in implementing common core state standards
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
P-20 governance
Focus on the alternative school calendar: Year-round school programs and update on the four-day school week
Everybody ready for college
The nation's report card: Science 2009
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Measuring adequate yearly progress: What "other" factors besides reading and math
Promoting quality: State strategies for overseeing dual enrollment programs
Transforming teacher education through clinical practice: A national strategy to prepare effective teachers
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Maximizing the promise of community schools: Streamlining wraparound services for ESEA
The federal comprehensive school reform program and school turnaround: Key evaluation findings
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Shifting trends in special education
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring
Are bad schools immortal?
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Emotional and behavioral disorders: Promoting prevention and positive interventions in school settings
Lining up: The relationship between the common core state standards and five sets of comparison standards
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The nation's report card: Trial urban district assessment mathematics 2011
Hearing on non-traditional students
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Gateways to the principalship: State power to improve the quality of school leaders
Making the case: Engaging education partners in addressing the education needs of children in foster care
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Parent involvement and extended learning activities in school improvement plans in the Midwest region
The common core state standards: Implications for higher education in the west
Measuring inequity in school funding
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Number of instructional days/hours in the school year
Ready by 21 case study: Petaluma
The College Match Program
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
US Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
The economic value of opportunity youth
The road to high-quality early education
AYP results for 2010-11
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act offers a new chance to improve education
Is high school tough enough?
On the road to success
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
Increasing online learning options for K-12 students: The role of school districts
The other pipeline: From prison to diploma: Community colleges and correctional education programs
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Teaching and learning in the era of the Common Core: The Students at the Center series ebook
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Third grade reading policies
Learning from the successes and failures of charter schools
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
2012 National survey of school counselors
RTTD guidance: Implementing continuous improvement metrics and strategies for the foundational conditions for personalized learning
K-12 postsecondary alignment and school accountability: Investigating high school responses to California's early assessment program
Collegiate remediation: A review of the causes and consequences
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Sustaining service learning in your school: Staying the course
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
High school improvement: Indicators of effectiveness and school-level benchmarks
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
The reality of college readiness 2012: National report
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
A critical moment: Child and youth homelessness in our nation's schools
RTTD Action brief: Establishing the foundational conditions for personalized learning
Forgotten youth: Re-engaging students through dropout recovery
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
No child left behind waivers: Promising ideas from second round applications
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Teacher voices: Teachers talk about some of the big problems they face in the classroom and how these impede student learning
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
The economic case for higher education
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Providing greater opportunities for deeper learning in NCLB waivers
Charter schools in SREB states: Critical questions and next steps for states
End-of-course exams
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
The digital learning imperative: How technology and teaching meet today's education challenges
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Competing for school improvement dollars: State grant-making strategies
Opportunities and obstacles: Implementing stimulus-funded school improvement grants in Maryland, Michigan, and Idaho
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Western Policy Exchanges
Kindergarten entrance ages: Highlights
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Some states still leave low-income students behind; Others make surprising gains
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
The undereducated American
The educational experience of young men of color (website)
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
IES What Works Clearinghouse: Find what works
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Kids Count Data Center
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Digital learning and technology: Federal policy recommendations to seize the opportunity-and promising practices that inspire them
Congressional budget action for fiscal year 2012 and its impact on education funding
Principal-counselor toolkit
Different approaches to dual enrollment: Understanding program features and their implications
The road ahead: A look at trends in the educational attainment of community college students
A parent's guide to Response to Intervention (RTI)
The hidden costs of community colleges
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Comparability of state local expenditures among schools within districts: A report from the study of school-level expenditures
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 5: Progress lags in high school, especially for advanced achievers
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Parents' guide to student success
Data-driven School Counseling Annotated Bibliography
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Financing community schools: Leveraging resources to support student success
Data Quality Campaign: Data for action 2010: Executive summary
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Central Indiana Talent Alliance
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
Digital learning now! Ten elements of high quality digital learning
Now what? Imperatives and options for common core implementation and governance
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
The impact of teacher experience
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Strengthening partnerships and building public will for out-of-school time programs
Center on Innovation and Improvement
Comparing NCLB and the Obama administration's blueprint
Learning connection: Providing data, resources, and tools to support student achievement
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Afterzones: Creating a citywide system to support and sustain high-quality after-school programs
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
End-of-course exams: A growing trend in high school-level assessments
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Project U-turn
Interim report on the evaluation of the growth model pilot project
Implementing data-informed decision making in schools: Teacher access, supports, and use
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Mandating supplemental intervention services: Is New York state doing enough to help all students succeed?
Achievement gap patterns of grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native students in reading and mathematics
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
New data reveal percent of college credits taken by high school students
Council for Exceptional Children
Family factors and student outcomes
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Indiana's Growth Model (for measuring student achievement)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (State Reports)
2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook (National Report)
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Beyond the bubble: Technology and the future of student assessment
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Partnerships between community colleges and prisons: Providing workforce education and training to reduce recidivism
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Cracks in the ivory tower? The views of education professors circa 2010
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
School connectedness: Strategies for increasing proactive factors among youth
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Models of Response to Intervention in the Northwest Region States
Center on Instruction: Response to Intervention (RTI) resources
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Charting the path from engagement to achievement: A report on the 2009 High School Survey of Student Engagement
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
A survival analysis of student mobility and retention in Indiana charter schools:
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Features of state response to intervention initatives in Northeast and Islands Region states
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Changing schools: A look at student mobility trends in Chicago public schools since 1995
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
College readiness and high school-to-college success
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
BC AVID: Early implementation report
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
The Nation's Report Card: Mathematics 2009
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Achieving a wealth of riches: Delivering on the promise of data to transform teaching and learning
Whole-school reform: Transforming the nation's low-performing high schools
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
National education standards: Getting beneath the surface
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Breakthrough Collaborative
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Evolving No Child Left Behind
Diplomas count 2008 (Indiana state report): School to college: Can P-16 councils ease the transition
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
A descriptive study of urban school counseling
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
One-in-five and growing fast: A profile of Hispanic public school students
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Indianapolis Star Data Central: School profile reports
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
College tools for schools
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Community colleges under stress
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Federal support for adolescent literacy: A solid investment
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
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
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Comprehensive School Reform Quality Center
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
The promise of Baldrige for K-12 education
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The nation's report card: Mathematics 2007
The nation's report card: Reading 2007
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
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
The national articulation and transfer network
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Retooling career and technical education
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
White students are racially isolated
No Child Left Behind - standards, assessment, and accountability
Condition of education 2008
I-STEM Resource Network
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Aligning early learning, K-12, and postsecondary systems
Education in the United States: Parent primer (English Language Version)
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Starfish Initiative
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Indian students and college preparation
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Linking career/technical studies to broader high school reform
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
College access: From the inside out
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Catching the Dream
Voices in urban education
Middle Start
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Latinos in secondary education
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
Accelerated learning for all
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Recent STEM initiatives
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Stalled in secondary: A look at student achievement since the No Child Left Behind act
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
The American diploma project: Overview of research
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
First generation college students: A literature review
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Education Trust, Inc
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
State and district approaches to school improvement: Helping all students meet high academic standards
Minority student achievement network
Prep for prep
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Academic pathways to access and student success
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
American student achievement institute
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Student readiness for college: Connecting state policies
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Pathways to college access and success
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
National High School Center
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Investing in the education of older students: A summary of the evidence
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Summary of Indiana policy environment to support and sustain early college high schools
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Reality check 2006: Are parents and students ready for more math and science
Head start on college: Dual enrollment strategies in New England
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
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
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Knowledge is power program
National Association of Street Schools
Bridges to Success
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
What works clearinghouse
Bridge Partnership
Creating schools that work
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
Pathways to improving practice: How can pre-college outreach programs work with schools
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Public attitudes on higher education
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Betraying the college dream: How disconnected K-12 and postsecondary education systems undermine student aspirations
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Dual enrollment: Accelerating the transition to college
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
A new way on school integration
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
Full-day Kindergarten: A study of state policies in the United States
PK-3: An aligned and coordinated approach to education for children 3 to 8 years old
Going to scale with high-quality early education: Choices and consequences in universal pre-Kindergarten efforts
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Latinos in elementary education
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Mathematics and science education in the states
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Education and incarceration
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Strategic instruction model
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
National College Access Program Directory
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Office of Indian education programs
Dispelling the myth - online
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Kids Count state-level data online
Center for Student Opportunity
Cognitive behavioral interventions: An effective approach to help students with disabilities stay in school
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Orphan Foundation of America
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Mentors en Español
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
A college access contract
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Center for Law and Social Policy
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Windows on achievement and inequality
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Big ideas dropout prevention strategies: Check and Connect
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
More student success: A systemic solution
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Early college high schools in Ohio: Core principles
The minds of boys
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Raising boys' achievement
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Update on advanced placement
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
LearnMore Indiana 2006-07 report: Results of Indiana's career and college information survey of students in grades 9 and 11
What community college management practices are effective in promoting student success? A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Creating a college-going culture guide
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
National Council of La Raza
State of college readiness for Latino students
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Differential grading standards among high schools
Black, White and Brown: Latino school desegragation efforts in the pre- and post- Brown vs. the Board of Education era
Mathematics and science achievement and course-taking for college-bound high school students
Early college planning pays big dividends: Louisiana
The benefits of statewide use of the ACT test
EPAS®: A system that works
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Answering the question that matters most: Has student achievement increased since No Child Left Behind?
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Funding Gaps 2006
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Engaging Mexican Immigrant Parents in Their Children's Education: A Guide for Teachers
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Ensuring college success: Scaffolding experiences for students and faculty in an early college high school
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
The early assessment program: Helping high school students meet college expectations in mathematics and English
2008-2009 Alternative education programs (by Indiana county)
Good Shepherd Services
YouthBuild USA
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Sizing up state standards: 2008
Doing What Works - Research based education practices online
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
The accountability illusion
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Summer Search
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
National School Lunch Program: State-level data FFY1989 to FFY2008
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
SREB Factbook on higher education
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Moving English language learners to college- and career-readiness
College readiness for all toolbox
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
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
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
Creating a college-going culture for English-language learners
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How federal policymakers can address barriers to high school graduation
Prioritizing the nation's dropout factories: The need for federal policy that targets the nation's lowest performing high schools
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
School improvement by design: Lessons from a study of comprehensive school reform programs
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Annotated bibliography
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making
Financial education in TRIO programs
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The status of state-level Response to Intervention (RTI) policies and procedures in the West region states and five other states
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements comparison table
RTI classification tool and resource locator
Helping students get a "head start" on the real world: State strategies for early high school graduation
America's private public schools
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Building capacity to promote college- and career-readiness for secondary-level English language learners: Policy brief featuring Austin, Texas
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it
Chidren's Budget 2010
Improving teacher quality: Here's how (guidebook)
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Clearinghouse on foster youth and transition
Education pays 2010
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
State test score trends through 2007-08: Are achievement gaps closing and is achievement rising for all?
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
State test score trends through 2007-08, Part 5: Are there differences in achievement between boys and girls?
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Transforming schools to meet the needs of students: Improving school quality and increasing learning time in ESEA
State policies on homeschooling
Children's Defense Fund State Factsheets
Closing the expectations gap 2010
Creating jobs and supporting homeless students
Gold Star School Counseling
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Building and using longitudianal data systems for effective reporting and to improve student achievement
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Effects of state-mandated standardized tests on student achievement
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
How do middle-school grade configurations impact student achievement and behavior?
Unfulfilled promise: The dimensions and characteristics of Philadelphia's dropout crisis, 2000-2005
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
Time for learning: Education policy whitepaper
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
Should sixth grade be in elementary school or middle school?
Education Bill Tracking Database
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
PreK-Grade 3: Which reading and literacy practices matter most?
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Closing the expectations gap 2011
Everybody ready for school: How can we ensure high quality early childhood programs?
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Getting students ready for college and careers: Transitional senior mathematics
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Latino college completion: Florida
Ready by 21 case study: Georgetown Divide
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Funding education equitably: The "comparability provision" the move to fair and transparent school budgeting systems
Data: The missing piece to improving student achievement
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Special education in high school redesign
Federal efforts to improve the lowest-performing schools: District views on school improvement grants
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
The nation's report card: Findings in brief: Reading and mathematics 2011: National assessment of educational progress at grades 4 and 8
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
Assessing deeper learning
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Transitioning to the new high school graduation rate
Latino college completion: California
Designing STEM pathways through early college: Ohio's metro early college high school
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
A comparison study of 12th grade students' college anticipations, aspirations, and college preparatory measures
Performance-based funding: A re-emerging strategy in public higher education financing
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
State responses to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Cohort default rates in context
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
State policy profiles for completion by design
Getting better at teacher preparation and state accountability: Strategies, innovations, and challenges under the federal race to the top program
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
What's in your cabinet? How agencies can collectively improve the lives of children and youth
Launching early college districtwide: Pharr San Juan-Alamo's "college for all" strategy
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
After the stimulus money ends: The status of state k-12 education funding and reforms
Five things education supporters should know about pension reform
Reviving magnet schools: Strengthening a successful choice option
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Smart class-size policies for lean times
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
State aid to nonpublic schools
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Completion matters: The high cost of low community college graduation rates
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Student learning plans: Supporting every student's transition to college and career
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
MTE Partnership seeks to transform mathematics teacher preparation in support of common core standards
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
The common core standards: What do they mean for out-of-school time?
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Accountability issues to watch under NCLB waivers
A systemic approach to implementing response to intervention in three Colorado high schools
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
The common core state standards: Caution and opportunity for early childhood education
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context