Access to college remains a challenge for many students, especially first-generation students and students from low-income families. This publication discusses a new practice guide targeting high schools and school districts looks at effective practices to better prepare students academically for More »
Disparities in resources for K-12 education deny millions of low-income and minority students a fair opportunity to prepare for college, while putting the nation’s capacity to meet 21st century imperatives in peril, says a report from the Southern Education Foundation. More »
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 »