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Outcomes-based funding, which awards state dollars to public colleges based in part on student completion rather than enrollment only, is a growing strategy among states to increase college-attainment rates. This report, from the Southern Regional Education Board, examines various state outcome-based efforts and offers essential elements it says are necessary for effective statewide outcomes-based funding policies. More »
More students follow diverse pathways to obtain their college degree, with many transferring to several schools before they graduate, enrolling part time or switching between part-time and full-time status. These realities call for changes in the way attainment rates are currently calculated, says this report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. More »
As U.S. policymakers search for answers to rebuild the economy, one priority strategy must be a plan to eliminate gaps in education attainment so that the fastest-growing populations – students of color and diverse ethnicities – can reach their full potential, concludes this report from Alliance for Excellent Education. More »
New York City Comptroller John C. Liu is calling on the Department of Education to spend more money on guidance counselors to help more high schoolers get into and succeed in college, according to this report from the office of the comptroller. More »
This report, from Achieve, shows the progress of states in aligning college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics with policies that clearly delineate to high school students what it means to be academically prepared for college and careers. More »