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New Agenda Series: Powerful Partnerships

The purpose of this volume of essays is to identify and learn from institutions successful in educating low-income students. Presidents of 15 independent colleges and universities that have had genuine success admitting, sustaining and graduating low-income students reflect on those More »

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Dropout Rates in the United States: 2001

This report examines high school dropout and completion rates. It presents estimates of rates in 2001 and includes time series data on high school dropout and completion rates for the period 1972 through 2001. In addition to extending time series More »

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The Expectations Gap: A 50-State Review of High School Graduation Requirements

Recent studies have revealed that few of the nation’s high school students are gaining the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and work. This report finds an important explanation for this phenomenon: states do not expect their More »

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New Agenda Series: Paths to Persistence

This report presents a critical analysis of the state of the research on the effectiveness of four types of practices in increasing persistence and completion at community colleges: 1) advising, counseling, mentoring and orientation programs; 2) learning communities; 3) developmental More »

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Choosing to Improve: Voices from Colleges and Universities with Better Graduation Rates

This report offers a more detailed examination of the practices of institutions with better graduation rates and outlines a growing body of research that tells us that what schools do matters a great deal — from their efforts to keep More »

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One Step from the Finish Line: Higher College Graduation Rates are Within Our Reach

This report explains College Results Online, a new, interactive, Web-based data tool. It guides readers on how to use this tool and highlights the strategies of some successful colleges and universities.

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Engaging Students, Challenging the Odds

Each year,the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) presents the results of its annual survey. These results give community colleges objective and relevant data about students’ experiences at their colleges so they can better understand how effectively they are More »

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