While high schools with low graduation rates exist in every U.S. state, they are concentrated in a subset of 17 states that produce 70 percent of the nation’s dropouts. These states are the focus of this study from Jobs for More »
Projecting the Economic Benefits of Reducing High School Dropout Rates in America's Forty-five Largest Metropolitan Areas
This economic model from the Alliance for Excellent Education shows how some of America’s largest metropolitan areas could dramatically boost their economies by decreasing their high school dropout rates.
Community colleges play a vital role in higher education. Still, retention and graduation rates at many of these institutions are far below where they need to be. Fewer than 50 percent of community college students are able to meet their More »
Need-based grants are the financial gateway to college for many students from low-income families, bolstering access and improving students’ persistence to earn a degree. Meanwhile, the infusion of government funds may have little impact on increasing the proportion of students More »
The advent of Web-based video, instant messaging, and collaboration tools has changed the face of online learning, says this study conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education. Findings conclude that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed More »
This publication asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country. Are they helping more economically disadvantaged students earn the credentials that the job market demands? Are they improving the quality of their More »
Lawmakers, policy experts, and education leaders are in agreement that increasing the proportion of Americans who enroll in and complete college is imperative to the nation’s economic and social prosperity. This National Center for Education Statistics study explores this challenge, More »