With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College
The No. 1 reason many young adults drop out of college is an inability to juggle school, work and basic living expenses, according to this Public Agenda report. The report provides suggestions that can make it easier for working students More »
The United States is facing a dramatic demographic challenge: Young Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and they are the least likely to graduate from college. Experts say the future of the American economy is at stake, because More »
To better understand the current state of linkages between education and workforce outcomes, federal and state governments must establish stronger longitudinal data systems, provide colleges with better access to data, and start collecting comprehensive individual-level employment data, according to this More »
Revving the Education Engine: Effectively Aligning Education, Workforce and Economic Development Policy
This report, from the Education Commission of the States, calls on education, policy and workforce leaders to re-examine how they leverage public investments in education to support state and regional economic and workforce goals. The report includes examples of promising More »
The Promise of Proficiency: How College Proficiency Information Can Help High Schools Drive Student Success
High schools must ramp up their efforts to track how graduates perform in their first year of college, says this publication from the Center for American Progress and College Summit. Without such data and information, the report concludes that high More »
“Near-peer” mentoring and other innovative efforts help widen the college track. In this issue, read about programs increasing college access and success in Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington state and at the national level.
Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, addresses work-related learning, the real cost of higher education and how to pay for it, and other topics.