More young Hispanics are finishing high school, and the number attending two-year colleges has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to this U.S. Census data report. The percentage of Hispanics attending a two-year college has increased 85 percent, from 540,000 in 2000 to 1 million in 2008. More »
More than 90 percent of middle and high school teachers believe that strengthening programs to help diverse learners with the highest needs meet college- and career-ready standards should be a priority in education. Read the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. More »
Buyer beware notices, encouraging comparison shopping, and increasing college consciousness are examples of how the federal government can help students make better choices about higher education options, says this report from the Center for American Progress.
State Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance Policies for Public Colleges and Universities 2010-2011
This report, from the State Higher Education Executive Officers, offers insight into the philosophies, policies, and procedures influencing decisions about college tuition, student fees, and financial aid.
Providing more opportunities to help adults retool and reskill is essential to meeting future workforce demands. The use of cross-institutional data and the creation of flexible and integrated learning environments are two ways that states can improve their postsecondary credential More »
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century contends that our national strategy for education and youth development has been too narrowly focused on an academic, classroom-based approach. More »
Many Americans find themselves living lives of constant economic struggle and worry whether they’ll keep a middle-class life in the long term, according to a recent report. And, when it comes to what might be “very effective” in helping more people become economically secure, the public is betting on higher education and job training. Slip-Sliding Away, from Public Agenda found that 63 percent of Americans believes a key policy solution to spur economic vitality is to make higher education more affordable. More »
A goal to align the expectations for high school graduates with college and the workplace demands is the new norm across the United States, says the sixth annual Closing the Expectations Gap report, from Achieve, Inc. The report says now More »
This policy brief from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education describes promising practices and lessons learned in Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota, and Washington as part of their participation in the federal College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACG). CACG was More »
Students are not getting the college-going support they need from adults and institutions soon enough, according to this publication, from What Kids Can Do, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Education Foundation and the Alliance for Education. Watch videos of students discussing More »