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Author(s):Balfanz, R
Title:Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
Organization:The Future of Children
Short Description:As the twenty-first century opens, the United States is developing a deep social consensus that American high schools should ensure that all adolescents graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary schooling and training.
Annotation:As the twenty-first century opens, the United States is developing a deep social consensus that American high schools should ensure that all adolescents graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary schooling and training. This paper asks how well high schools are succeeding in this mission and whether they can ultimately fulfill it.
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Learning around the clock: Expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Charter schools in eight states: Effects on achievement, attainment, integration, and competition
Connecting social and emotional learning with mental health
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Recommendations for addressing the needs of English Language Learners
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Education watch 2009
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Expanding school time to expand student learning: Lessons learned and challenges remaining
Deciding on postsecondary education
Solving the data puzzle: A "how-to" guide on collecting and sharing information to improve educational outcomes for children in out-of-home care
Mythbusting: Breaking down confidentiality and decision-making barriers to meet the education needs of children in foster care
High school course-taking patterns for English Language Learners: A case study from California
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Growing pains in the advanced placement program: Do tough trade-offs lie ahead?
The accountability illusion
Center on Reinventing Public Education
Beyond test scores: Leading indicators for education
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
Creating a college-going culture: A resource guide
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
The implementation checklist for college awareness: A product of the High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
College rankings: History, criticism and reform
The public realities of private student loans
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Gallup student poll national report
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Parsing the achievement gap II
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Education spending
One in 31: The long reach of American corrections
College-going culture rubric
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
The study of implementation in school-based preventative interventions: Theory, research, and practice
US Census Bureau: Educational attainment data
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy, Inc.
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Selected funding streams for struggling students and disconnected youth
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
RTI Action Network
Measuring up 2008
Flexible learning options for adult students
Advocacy as a critical role for urban school counselors: Working toward equity and social justice
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Meeting the needs of significantly struggling learners in high school: A look at approaches to tiered intervention
Federal school codes
Some perspectives from rural school districts on the No Child Left Behind Act
The 2008 foundation for child development child and youth well-being index (CWI) report
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
UpwardBound math-science: STEM education that works
YouthBuild USA
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
The cost of small high schools: A literature review
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Dual enrollment policies and practices: earning college credit in California high schools
Education at a glance 2008: OECD indicators
Striking the balance: Career academies combine academic rigor and workplace relevance
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Science and mathematics education indicators
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making "rigor" something real
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Closing the achievement gap: Exploring quality choices: Vouchers
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
Who graduates in California?
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Using student engagement to improve adolescent literacy
Postsecondary options and accomodations available for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Education at a glance 2007
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Consortium on Chicago school research at the University of Chicago
Middle-class schools for all
Teaching all students to high standards in mixed-ability classrooms
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
The public returns to public educational investments in African American males
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
Paying for school finance adequacy with the national average expenditure per pupil
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
The promise of dual enrollment: Assessing Ohio's Early College Access Policy
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
College admission for homeschoolers
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Not black and white: Making sense of the United States Supreme Court decisions regarding race-conscious student assignment plans
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
Creating a college-going culture guide
Using Rigorous Evidence to Improve Policy and Practice
A review of the literature: Resiliency skills and dropout prevention
Impact of for-profit and non-profit management on student achievement: The Philadelphia experiment
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
High school - Advanced placement
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Private school participants in programs under the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Private school and public school district perspectives
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
Meeting the access challenge: Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars program
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Powerful partnerships: Independent colleges share high-impact strategies for low-income students’ success
Chance for college by age 19
High school curriculum, diplomas, and SAT Scores: How high school curriculum and diploma choices relate to SAT scores and college choice
College readiness begins in middle school
Comparison of postsecondary participation rates for 50 states
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
School-to-college transitions: Challenges and prospects
Staying on course: Standards based reform in America's schools
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
From risk to opportunity: Fulfilling the educational needs of Hispanic Americans in the twenty-first century
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Education for foster children: Removing barriers to academic success
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Dropout prevention programs: Right intent, wrong focus, and some suggestions on where to go from here
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Reforming public high schools: The greatest educational challenge
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
The middle grades: Putting all students on track for college
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work?
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Projections of education statistics to 2014
Add it up: Using research to improve education for low-income and minority students
The secondary and technical education excellence act of 2003: Overview for FY 2004 budget release
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Independent undergraduates: 1999-2000
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Early college high school initiative: Core principles
Focus on results: An academic impact analysis of the Knowledge is Power Program
Reaching higher ground: Parental outreach programs at the postsecondary level
High school reform - Issue brief
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- curriculum and assessment systems
Using data to improve teacher induction programs
Preparing youth for careers, lifelong learning, and civic participation
Designing and financing an integrated program of college study: Lessons from the California Academy of Liberal Studies
Supporting high school students in the transition to college
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
Selected literature on high school dropouts
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
State of college admission 2006
Does public funding for higher education matter?
Partnering with families and communities
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
Helping children move from bad schools to good ones
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Toward resiliency: At-risk students who make it to college
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 1: Review of current and proposed graduation indicators
Research studies database
The changing landscape of American public education: New students, new schools
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Breaking through the barriers to college: Empowering low-income communities, schools, and families for college opportunity and student financial aid
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Big buildings, small schools: Using a small schools strategy for high school reform
Guide to creating community-based college access programs
Making sense of data-driven decision making in education
Resource guide for action: Transforming high schools for all youth
Racial transformation and the changing nature of segregation
Montana P-16 Policy Roundtable: Summary Report
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Why the crisis in adolescent literacy demands a national response
College bound seniors 2006
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Getting there–and beyond: Building a culture of college-going in high schools
Building the foundation for bright futures: A governors guide to school readiness
Evaluation Exchange (Volume 13, Number 1) – Advocacy and policy change
Leaks in the postsecondary pipeline: A survey of Americans
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Improving the high school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Opening the door to the American dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Progress of education reform 2005: Dual enrollment
Latinos in secondary education
Boosters, brokers and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Understanding high school graduation rates
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
An examination of Latina/o transfer students in California’s postsecondary institutions
State and district-level support for successful transitions into high school
The high schools Hispanics attend: Size and other key characteristics
Event dropout rates for public school students in grades 9-12: 2002-03 and 2003-04
Task force on the education of Maryland’s African-American males
Can California import enough college graduates to meet workforce needs? (California Counts)
Inspring vision, disappointing results: Four studies on implementing the No Child Left Behind Act
Diplomas Count: Ready for What?
A voice from the middle: Highlights of the 2007 NASSP/PDK Middle School Student Poll
College access: A framework for systemic program development
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Places - and faces - that foster student success
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Education leadership policy toolkit
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
What student engagement data tell us about college readiness
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
ACT national curriculum survey, 2005–2006
Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Orange juice or orange drink: Ensuring that "advanced courses" live up to their labels
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
Evaluating comprehensive school reform models at scale: Focus on implementation
A new way on school integration
Inventing Hispanic serving institution (HSIs): The basics
Diversity Digest - The right to learn and the Pathways to College Network
Student debt and the class of 2005: Average debt by state, sector, and school
What keeps children in foster care from succeeding in school? Views of early adolescents and the adults in their lives
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Trends in college pricing 2004
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Mathematics and science education in the states
Maximizing the power of education data while ensuring compliance with federal student privacy laws: A guide for state policymakers
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
Accelerated learning options: Moving the needle on access and success
Progress of education reform: Hispanic achievement
The case for parent leadership
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Update to state dual enrollment policies: Addressing access and quality
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Teacher preparation policy toolkit
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Building strong families 2004
Final report of the NISS/ESSI task force on graduation, completion, and dropout indicators
Trends in college pricing 2006
What state policymakers should know about federal higher education policy
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
National College Access Program Directory
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Education Commission of the States: Postsecondary Issues
Reclaiming the American dream
School connectedness - strengthening health and education outcomes for teenagers
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- data and accountability systems
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
Peak experiences
Building a strong community partnership
Beyond the 49th parallel II: The affordability of university education
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
Condition of education 2006
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
Community College Research Center
High school database
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
National High School Center
Changes in patterns of price and financial aid
National center for public policy and higher education
Measuring up on college-level learning
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Educational needs index
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Dual enrollment of high school students at postsecondary institutions: 2002-03
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
The state of our nation's youth
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
Preparing mentees for success: A program manager's guide
School-based mentoring: A first look at its potential
The ABC's of school-based mentoring
Mentoring: A promising strategy for youth development
Trends in college pricing 2005
Improving the middle grades: Actions that can be taken now
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
The trouble with black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American boys
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
The education liason model
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Data sources for improving college access and success
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Baccalaureate and beyond: A descriptive summary of 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipient
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
Adult learners and state policy
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Outcomes of learning: Results from the 2000 program for international student assessment of 15 year-olds in reading, mathematics, and science literacy
What works to promote postsecondary school attendance and attainment: Mentoring programs
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Value added: The costs and benefits of college preparatory programs in the United States
High school academic curriculum and persistence path through college: Persistence and transfer behavior of undergraduates 3 years after entering 4 year institutions
The lost opportunity of senior year: Finding a better way
What’s wrong with the guys
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
High school graduation rates by race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, free and reduced price lunch
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
What is opportunity? Defining, operationalizing, and measuring the goal of postsecondary educational opportunity
ACT policy report: Schools involving parents in early postsecondary planning
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
College persistence on the rise? Changes in 5-year degree completion and postsecondary persistence rates between 1994 and 2000
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Trends in college pricing 2003
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
The state role in accelerating student growth in low-performing high schools
Good policy, good practice
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Aligning early learning, K-12, and postsecondary systems
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Deciding on postsecondary education: Final report
Dead ends: The need for more pathways to graduation for overage, under-credited students in New York City
'Restoring value' to the high school diploma: The rhetoric and practice of higher standards
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Seven activities for enhancing the replicability of evidence-based practices
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Keeping kids in school: What research says about preventing dropouts
The family: America's smallest school
A new majority: Low income students in the South's public schools
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Building a culture of evidence in community colleges: Lessons from exemplary institutions
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Workers need training, not tough talk
Tips for parents with high school teens: Countdown to college
Engaging parents in education: Lessons from five parental information and resource centers
Tools for Latino family outreach: Supporting student success in the middle grades and beyond
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance: Financing Higher Education in the 21st Century
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Advanced mathematics and science coursetaking in the Spring high school senior classes of 1982, 1992, and 2004
States' progress toward high school restructuring
2006-07 Washington state tuition and fee report
What is a college culture? Facilitating college preparation through organizational change
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Perceptions and expectations of youth with disabilities. A special topic report of findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2)
New directions for student support: Current state of the art
What works clearinghouse: Dropout prevention
State of college readiness for Latino students
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
High school dropouts in America
The schools we need: Creating small high schools that work for us
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Update on advanced placement
Youth with disabilities in the foster care system: Barriers to success and proposed policy solutions
Preschool: America's best investment
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and Public Policy
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes
The student to counselor ratio: Does it matter?
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Education and economic mobility
Winning the Skills Race and Strengthening America’s Middle Class: An Action Agenda for Community Colleges
Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
How college access marketing campaigns can utilize social networking web sites
Empowering students: How Georgia College early college changes student aspirations
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
The landscape of noncredit workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Getting ahead of losing ground: Economic mobility in America
The Kalamazoo Promise
U.S. population projections: 2005-2050
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states experiences
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
50-state analysis of the preparation of teachers and the conditions for teaching: Results from the NCES schools and staffing survey
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Rethinking high school: Supporting all students to be college-ready in math
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Preparing high school students for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
State future workforce gap summaries
Think college? Me? Now?
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Why Boys Fail (
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
US Department of Labor Youth Services: Summaries of education models
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Learning to reason and communicate in college: Initital report of findings from the CLA longitudinal study
Urban school counseling: Context, characteristics, and competencies
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Do we really have a college access problem?
The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 2007
Trends in college pricing 2008
Trends in student aid 2008
College tools for schools
New measures of student success in public higher education
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2008 (tables)
College readiness standards
The effects of transitions on access to higher education
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Transfer guide: Understanding your military transcript and ACE credit recommendations
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Campaign for High School Equity
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
2009 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Reports by School
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Federal student aid's oversight and monitoring of guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers needs improvement
State budget shortfalls: Postsecondary education impacts
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
How do American students measure up? Making sense of international comparisons
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Developing a college-going culture: What the research says and how to apply it
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Learning and assessment: Trends in undergraduate education
Summer Search
Developmental Education Toolkit
Trends in the higher education labor force: Identifying changes in worker composition and productivity
The academics athletics trade-off: Universities and intercollegiate athletics
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and other think about controlling college costs
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
When do students stop out?
State oversight of federal stimulus funds
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Privatization in higher education: Cross-country analysis of trends, policies, problems, and solutions
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
State education activities to support mission growth
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Financial aid consultants and scholarship search services fact sheet
Student debt and the class of 2007
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
FAFSA tips and resources for foster and unaccompanied youth without stable housing
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education.
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Roadmap to RTI: Applying response to intervention in preschool settings
USA Funds Unlock the Future
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
National League of Cities
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
College access and success state data
KIDS COUNT 2008 Data Book Online
Examining American Indian perspectives in the Central Region on parent's involvement in education
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Early & often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Student persistence in college: More than counting caps and gowns
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
The Pangloss Index: How states game the No Child Left Behind Act
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
School funding's tragic flaw
Closing the achievement gap: School, community, family connections
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
38th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
Top ten issues affecting public higher education
Mathematics coursetaking and achievement at the end of high school: Evidence from the education longitudinal study of 2002
Encouraging girls in math and science
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
Enrollment status and outcomes
Impacts of school-based career interventions on NCDG outcomes
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
One in 100: Behind bars in America 2008
School Strategies and the ‘College-Linking’ Process: Reconsidering the Effects of High Schools on College Enrollment
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Boys and schools: Improving the health, education, and well-being of boys
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
How educators in three states are responding to standards-based accountability under No Child Left Behind
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
If higher education listened to me...
The digest of education statistics, 2007
The role of school counselors in serving students with disabilities
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Education and Public Safety
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Critical hours: Afterschool programs and educational success
The changing racial and ethnic composition of U.S. public schools
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Evaluation of the early college high school initiative
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
The proficiency illusion
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Meeting the high-school challenge: Making after-school work for older students
Raising the compulsory school attendance age: The case for reform
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Return on Investment: Educational Choices and Demographic Change in California's Future
NCLB and high schools
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
2005-2006 Alabama Board of Education Report Card: A State Summary
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
From High School to College: Removing Barriers for Maine Students (Barriers II)
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
2007 ACT College Readiness Report
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Hispanic attitudes toward learning English
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Tips for parents with middle school teens: Countdown to college
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Framing new terrain: Older adults & higher education
Knowing and being known: Personalization as a foundation for student learning
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Why rural matters 2007: The realities of rural education growth
Is mentoring worth the money? A benefit-cost analysis and five-year rate of return of a comprehensive mentoring program for beginning teachers
Title I and early childhood programs: A look at investments in the NCLB era
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
The art of student retention
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Education in the age of accountability: A research focus of the Urban Institute
A little now for a lot later: A look at a Texas advanced placement incentive program
Improving quality and equity in education: Inspriring a new century of excellence in teaching and assessment
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Creating and sustaining early college high schools
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World
Value-added analysis and education policy
Education Commission of the States: Research studies database
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The real technology challenge
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
New teacher support pays off: A return on investment for educators and kids
Education spending and changing revenue sources
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
State and local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act - Accountability under NCLB: Interim report
Are public schools really losing their "best"? Assessing the career transitions of teachers and their implications for the quality of the teacher workforce
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
Just and efficient college finance
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Do grants matter?
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
The challenge of access and persistence
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Campus racial climate and the adjustment of students to college: A comparison between white students and African-American students
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
The first year experience: Are we making it any better
Parsing the achievement gap: Baselines for tracking progress
Public education and black male students: A state report card
Education watch: Links to 2003 state summaries
Education watch: Links to 2004 state summaries
How do educators’ cultural belief systems affect underserved students’ pursuit of postsecondary education
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Making the grade in college prep: A guide for improving college preparation programs
Policies in sync: Appropriations, tuition, and financial aid in higher education
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and advocacy across the 50 states
Trends in educational equity of girls and women: 2004
Achieving equitable educational outcomes with all students: The institutions' roles and responsibilities
Accounting for state student aid: How state policy and student aid connect
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Disconnected youth: Educational pathways to reconnection
First generation college students: A literature review
Guide to creating a college access consortium
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Do and should financial aid packages affect students' college choices?
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Following the mobile student: Can we develop the capacity for a comprehensive database to assess student progression
Designing a state student grant program: A framework for policy makers
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
Remedial education at degree-granting postsecondary institutions in Fall 2000
A look at immigrant youth: Prospects and promising practices
Educational aspirations and postsecondary access and choice: Students in urban, suburban, and rural schools compared
NCHEMS information center
The new demography of America's schools: Immigration and the No Child Left Behind Act
By the numbers: State goals for increasing postsecondary attainment
Learning to reduce recidivism: A 50-state analysis of postsecondary correctional education policy
National Priorities Project Database
How school-community partnerships contribute to widespread volunteer mentoring with youth: A study of environmental change in three communities
Mentoring programs and youth development: A synthesis
Effective practice: Starting a career development tutoring/mentoring program in ten steps
Be a mentor: Training guide for facilitated mentoring programs
Designing an effective training program for your mentors
When stakes are high: Research-based mentoring for youth with multiple risk factors
Supporting mentors
Recruiting mentors: A guide to finding volunteers to work with youth
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Making data work: A parent and community guide to collecting school data in order to improve student achievement
Serving students with disabilities at the community college
Measuring the quality of mentor-youth relationships: A tool for mentoring programs
Sustainability planning and resource development for youth mentoring programs
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Growing by degrees: Online education in the United States
Investment payoff: The benefits of a higher education in the Midwestern states
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
Community college survey of student engagement: 2005
What community college policies and practices are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Research brief: How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth grade students
Getting ready for college early: A handbook for parents of students in the middle and high school years
It's my life: Postsecondary education and training
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Evaluating family involvement programs
The literacy of America's college students
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Tennessee P-16 policy roundtable: Summary report
Tennessee higher education commission: The case for P-16 education in Tennessee
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
State systems of performance accountability for community colleges: Impact and lessons for policymakers
Next steps: Research and practice to advance Indian education
Creating role models for change: A survey of tribal college graduates
Education and the economy: An indicators report
High hopes, big debts
College access: From the inside out
Answers in the tool box: Academic intensity, attendance patterns, and bachelor's degree attainment
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Engagement in assessment: A toolkit for faculty and administrators invovled in student assessment
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
The connection collection: School-family-community connections database
Education watch online
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Pathways to College Network framework: Mutually supportive visions and complementary goals
Dual enrollment: Policy issues confronting state policymakers
ACT college readiness benchmarks, retention, and first-year college GPA: What's the connection?
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Statement before the subcommittee on personnel committee on armed services United States senate
Measuring up
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
College knowledge: Addressing information barriers to college
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
Re-engaging parents in the middle school
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
A portrait of "Generation Next": How young people view their lives, futures and politics
Questions that matter: Connecting research, policy, and practice to improve college access and success
What's at stake: The social and economic benefits of higher education
Hispanic education in the United States
National freshman attitudes report
Student athletes with learning disabilities: A model for effective supports
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track student progress
Discarding the deficit model
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
An education strategy to promote opportunity, prosperity, and growth
College admission testing
State higher education finance: FY 2006
Indiana P-16 Policy Roundtable: Education strengthened when treated as a seamless whole
Tracking achievement gaps and assessing the impact of NCLB on the gaps
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent english language learners
College degrees benefit states and individuals significantly
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Home broadband adoption 2006
Opportunities for expanding college bridge programs for out of school youth
Rigor and relevance: A new vision for career and technical education
Recent STEM initiatives
Costs, prices, and affordability
Enacting diverse learning environments: Improving the climate for racial/ethnic diversity in higher education
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
What is P-16? A primer for legislators - a practical introduction to the concept, language and policy issues of an integrated system of public education
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Returning to learning: Adults’ success in college is key to America’s future
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
First in my family: A profile of first-generation college students at four year institutions since 1971
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments – Results from the 2005-2006 school year
It's not enough to get through the open door: Inequalities by social background in transfer from community colleges to four-year colleges
Gauging growth: How to judge No Child Left Behind?
African American students and U.S. high schools
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Moving beyond AYP: High school performance indicators
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Financial aid in theory and practice
Too small to help: The plight of financially distressed private student loan borrowers
Focus on rising college textbook prices
Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges: 2008 distance education survey results
Child trends: Education
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
Children's Budget 2008
Achieving the Dream data notes: Outcome differences by developmental status and gender
Achieving the Dream data notes: Students earning zero credits
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
2009-2010 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Making the case for community colleges: Tools for communications advocacy
The future of middle-skill jobs
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Sterotype threat and the student-athlete
Youth transitioning from foster care: Background, federal programs and issues for Congress
Intervention Center
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
Admissions in the 21st Century
Federal Aid First (Spanish Version)
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet
2009-10 FAFSA on the web worksheet (Spanish Version)
Rights of children in foster care
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid (Spanish Language Version)
Making the nation's investment in student access and success, part 2
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
FinAid: Financial aid for veterans and their dependents
Background on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Education pays (graph): 2008 Unemployment and median weekly earnings by level of education
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative
Issue tables: A profile of military service members and veterans enrolled in postsecondary education in 2007-08
Council of the Great City Schools
Education Equality Project
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Promising practices for community college developmental education
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
Top 50 Colleges for African Americans
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Green lights & red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Teacher quality in a changing policy landscape: Improvements in the teacher pool
Mentoring: Research in action series
Implementing evidence-based practices: six "drivers" of success
2007 Kids Count Data Book
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Ingredients of a successful summer learning program: A case study of the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) Accelerated Learning Summer Program
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Evaluating the rationale for affirmative action in college admissions: Direct and indirect relationships between campus diversity and gains in understanding diverse groups
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
High standards and high graduation rates: Moving forward on a dual agenda in Massachusetts
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Choices, changes, and challenges: Curriculum and instruction in the NCLB era
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Choosing Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students' college choices
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
California: State Accountability Report Card 2005-06.
Status of education in rural America
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
A science-based framework for early childhood policy
Left behind by design: Proficiency counts and test-based accountability
What works clearinghouse: English language learners
What works clearinghouse: Middle school math
What works clearinghouse: Character education
Student debt and the class of 2006
Redesigning schools: 10 features of effective schools
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Challenges to teacher capacity in new and redesigned schools
Rethinking High School: An Introduction to New York City's Experience
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
State grant aid and its effects on students college choices
Working it out: Community colleges and the Workforce Investment Act
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A progress report
Windows on achievement and inequality
Higher Education in Michigan: Overcoming Challenges to Expand Access
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Trends in undergraduate borrowing II: Federal student loans In 1995-96, 1999-2000, and 2003-04
Generation X and The Millennials: What You Need to Know About Mentoring the New Generations
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Institute of Real Estate Management Foundation Minority Outreach Scholarship
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
All Kinds of Minds
Getting Ahead or Losing Ground: Economic Mobility in America
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Breaking through: Factsheet
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
2008-09 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide
Private K-12 schools lag far behind public schools in using federal education programs
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Addressing achievement gaps: The language acquisition and educational achievement of English-language learners
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Lessons learned: New teachers talk about their jobs, challenges, and long-range plans
Voice of adult learners united to educate (VALUE)
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Adult ESL Teacher Credentialing and Certification
Adult Literacy Education In Immigrant Communities: Identifying Policy and Program Priorities for Helping Newcomers Learn English
Economic state of young America
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, not fiction: Setting the record straight
Committing to Student Engagement: Reflections on CCSSE’s First Five Years from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement: 2007 Findings
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Address endogenous sorting and noncompliance
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
Searchable English-Spanish glossary
Latinos in graduate education
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
Making the nation's investment in student access and success, part I
Part-Time Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education: 2003-04
Findings from the Condition of Education 2007: High School Coursetaking
College access and tax credits
Graduation rates map
Linking NAEP achievement levels to TIMSS
Enhancing student success in education: Summary report of the NPEC Initiative and National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success
Helping equip teachers to answer students’ questions on college knowledge
What works for Latino students
Latinos in early childhood education
Latinos in undergraduate education
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Education issues 2007
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achivement
Reconsidering the diversity rationale
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Serving adults in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Aligning postsecondary expectations and high school practice: The gap defined
Supporting adult english language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Teens and technology: Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Financial aid, access, and America's social contract with higher education
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
P-16 collaboration in the states
The progress of P-16 collaboration in the states
Do merit scholarships promote college access? Evidence from two states.
Education watch 2006 state summary reports
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum award
Addressing financial aid in college preparation programs
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Contending with financial inequality
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Promoting parent involvement (part I)
Promoting parent involvement, improving student outcomes
Improving access to the baccalaureate
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Education counts
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Three state recidivism study
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Education and correctional populations
Focus on basics: Connecting research & practice
Integral correctional education: Three explanatory essays
English language learners: Boosting academic achievement
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Telling your story: A toolkit for marketing urban education
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter
The state of preschool: 2005 State preschool yearbook
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Smart boys, bad grades
A culture of evidence: Postsecondary assessment and learning outcomes
Pathways for all students to succeed (PASS) act
Education pays 2006
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid. Volume II: State profiles
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's primier public universities
Native American higher education initiative: Educating the mind and spirit
Resistance theory and the transculturation hypothesis as explanations of college attrition and persistence among culturally traditional American Indian students
From their voices: American Indians in higher education and the phenomenon of stepping out
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
Overview: A guide to wading through the alphabet soup of surveys
College completion: Additional efforts could help education with its completion goals
Teaching at risk: A call to action
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
State government and regional accreditation association policies for assessment of student learning: Tools for policymakers and administrators
The federal government and the student aid partnership
Forum guide to building a culture of data quality -- A school & district resource
CSS taskforce on reauthorization: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
It's my life: A framework for youth transitioning from foster care to successful adulthood
It's my life: Employment
Student success or student non-dissatisfaction: Considering the purpose guided approach to the first year of college
Raising and educating healthy boys: A report on the growing crisis in boys' education
Get ready for college: A college planning guide and workbook for students in grades 9 through 12
Science and engineering indicators 2006
Parent partners
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
National center for school counseling outcome research
National High School Alliance
Parents' reports of school practices to provide information to families: 1996-2003
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
Estimates of the unauthorized migrant population for states based on the March 2005 CPS
Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
State shortfalls projected to continue, despite economic gains
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Investing in America's future
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Accountability for better results: A national imperative for higher education
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
A nation online: Entering the broadband age
How to build a successful mentoring program using the "Elements of Effective Practice"
Creating an education to careers blueprint
The performance of at-risk youth as tutors
The telementors guidebook: A fieldguide to supporting student inquiry online
Can involvement in a mentoring program affect enrollment persistence for minority students
Selecting a college for students with learning disabilities or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Program evaluation practice in the nonprofit sector
Access to the future: Preparing college students with disabilities for careers
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
Student aid and postsecondary tax preferences: Limited research exists on the effectiveness of tools to assist students and families through Title IV student aid and tax preferences
First in the family: Advice about college from first-generation students
Achievement in America
Mentoring on the run: CSUN's response to the challenge of mentoring at a large, commuter campus
Foundations for successful youth mentoring: A guidebook for program development
Creating and sustaining a winning match
Building relationships: A guide for new mentors
Starting a mentoring program
The heart and soul of mentoring: What makes mentoring work
What's in it for mentors
Financial aid: A shared agenda to achieve access and success for under-served students
Estimates of the size and characteristics of the undocumented population
Reaching out to diverse populations: What can schools do to foster family-school connections?
Indiana project on academic success
Course corrections: Experts offer solutions to the college cost crisis
Student success
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
Workbook of state affordability rates 2004
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Education pays update 2005
Career and technical education
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Opening doors: Students’ perspectives on juggling work, family, and college
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
Achieving diversity: Race neutral alternatives in American education
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Leave no youth behind: The higher education act and disconnected youth
From foster care to college life
Access to community college for undocumented immigrants: A guide for state policy makers
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
Preparing for college: Building expectations, changing realities
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Male and female degree recipients by level of degree from 1997 to (projected) 2009
Workforce contingent financial aid: How states link financial aid to employment
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
Myths and realities for undocumented students attending U.S. colleges and universities
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-2004 Academic year
Public attitudes on higher education
State higher education finance: FY 2003
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
What students pay for college: Changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Principal indicators of student academic histories in postsecondary education: 1972-2000
Short-term enrollment in postsecondary education: Student background and institutional differences in reasons for early departure, 1996-98
State policy and community college-baccalaureate transfer
Network news: Focus on technology's impact on postsecondary education
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Gender differences in postsecondary education
Where the boys aren't: The drift away from academic achievement is a trend
Gender differences in participation and completion of undergraduate education and how they have changed over time
Identifying and implementing educational practices supported by rigorous evidence: A user friendly guide
Male retention at the community college
Financing higher education
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Capturing the college potential of students from underserved populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Differences in the gender gap: Comparisons across racial/ethnic groups in education and work
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Engagement by design
Investing early: Intervention programs in selected U.S. states
Lifelong lessons: Non-traditional becomes the “norm” as adults blaze new trails to college
Fifty years of college choice: Social, political, and institutional influences on the decision-making process
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Higher education act: Reauthorization status and issues
College affordability in jeopardy: The rising price of higher education
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Choice of institution: Changing student attendance patterns in the 1990’s
Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Engaging community colleges: National benchmarks of quality
Latino youth finishing college: The role of selective pathways
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
College success programs
Converting data into action: Expanding the boundaries of institutional improvement
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Student financing of undergraduate education: 1999-2000
Trends in student aid 2003
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- student financial assistance
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
2008 College-bound seniors
Teens and social media
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
High School Reform Strategy Toolkit
The cost of quality out-of-school time programs
Connext System
Learning Point Associates: Data for school improvement
Assessing patterns of resource distribution: An online tool to analyze school district budgeting
2008-2009 Guide for the college-bound student-athlete
National Center for Summer Learning
How undergraduate students use credit cards: Sallie Mae's national study of usage rates and trends 2009
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)
Financial (aid) info slang
Community colleges and the economic downturn
Supporting a college-going culture
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Commission on the use of standardized tests in undergraduate admissions report
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
The Role of the School Counselor in the New Era of RTI
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
Diversity and affirmative action in higher education
Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits: Post-9/11 veterans educational assistance act of 2008
NASFAA's cash for college
Frequently asked questions regarding public service loan forgiveness
Loan forgivness for public service employees
Student loans: Avoiding deceptive offers
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Community colleges under stress
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
National Center on Education and the Economy
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Center for Law and Social Policy
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
The credit crunch and student loans: Don't react before getting the facts
A Culture of Evidence: An Evidence-Centered Approach to Accountability for Student Learning Outcomes
Learn and Serve America
New England Journal of Higher Education
Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement
Teaching Millennial students
How the borrowing process works
Millennials rising
The 'millennials' usher in a new era
Millennials need to get real about work world
Is your firm ready for the Millennials?
Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials: Understanding the new students
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math agenda
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Lessons on assessing the costs of small high schools: Evidence from Seattle and Denver
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Understanding NAEP: Inside the nation's education report card
What works clearinghouse: Elementary school math
Policies to promote adult education and postsecondary alignment
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Affirmation and discovery: Learning from successful community college developmental programs in Texas
What Works Clearinghouse: Beginning Reading
Student Effort
Women, minorities, and persons with disabilties in science and engineering
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Funding Gaps 2006
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
U.S. population projection
The right data to the right people at the right time: How interoperability helps America's students succeed
Trends in student aid 2007
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Houston, do we really have a problem here?
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The role of student loans in college access
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Upward Bound
Education watch: Achievement gap summary tables
What works in student retention
A shared agenda endnote annotated bibliography
Indicators of opportunity in higher education
Immigration and higher education: Institutional responses to changing demographics
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
A closer look at the President's proposal for changes in student assistance
Student financial aid: Need determination could be enhanced through improvements in education's estimate of applicants state tax payments
Mentoring programs: An annotated online bibliography of online resources
What colleges contribute: Institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending four-year colleges and universities
College scholarship fraud prevention act of 2000: Annual report to Congress
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
Annotated bibliography of TRIO research, evaluation, and program practices
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
No merit in these scholarships
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
College students working: The choice nexus
Refocusing the HEA reauthorization to reflect the priorities of higher education policy analysts and researchers
Student loan forbearance and its relationship to default
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Increasing the representation of women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM): Scan and synopsis of approaches and opportunities
Undocumented immigrants: Myths and reality
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
Challenges in improving Latino college enrollment: Opportunities for systemic change: Viewpoints from California
"Unknown" students on college campuses: An exploratory analysis
Retaining minority students in higher education
Addressing student loan repayment burdens: Strengths and weaknesses of the current system
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
Student-to-counselor ratios 2004
National Dropout Prevention Centers
Trends in student aid 2005
Undocumented immigrants: Facts and figures
Frequently asked questions about program evaluation
Gauging the effectiveness of youth mentoring
Best practices for mentoring programs
Mentoring and work-based learning
Toward an assessment and evaluation framework for mentoring processes and results
Effectiveness of mentoring programs for youth: A meta-analytic review
Academic tutoring and mentoring: A literature review
Reaching out for diversity
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Rural education at a glance
Minority student retention and academic achievement in community colleges
Online mentoring: The promise and pitfalls of an emerging approach
Reframing the student loan costing debate: The benefits of competition
Foster youth: Tips for completing
Foster youth: Funding for college
Annotated bibliography of foster-youth-related websites
Data don't drive: Building a practitioner driven culture of inquiry to assess community college performance
Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Access and persistence: Summer 2005
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
Walking the talk: Community colleges where everyone wins
Merit aid and college access
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Engaging families at the secondary level
Involving parents
Alliance for excellent education: Every child a graduate
Classroom teaching practices: Ten lessons learned
Parental involvement: Why it matters, how to get it
Counseling and college counseling in America's high schools
Developing and using student data: Bartholomew county's six year follow-up study
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Quality on the line: Benchmarks for success in Internet-based distance education
What research tells us about college access: Assuring the success of all students
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Keeping middle grades students on track to graduation - Powerpoint presentation
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Getting the most out of federal aid spending -- encouraging colleges and universities to promote the common good
Counselor ratios by state 2002
Early college high school model: Strategy for high school completion, college access and success
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Education success program: A collaborative approach to an old challenge
Reinventing education change toolkit
Community college mentoring: Minority student perception
Mentoring: The forgotton retention tool
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
The early college high school concept: Requisites for success
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Best evidence encyclopedia: Center for data-driven reform in education
Trends in student aid 2006
English language instruction for incarcerated youth
GI bill: A reality check
Where the boys aren't: Recent trends in U.S. college enrollment patterns
Environmental scan of parental and family involvement national research centers and technical assistance provider
Unintended consequences of tuition discounting
American FactFinder
Postsecondary Access for Latino Middle Grades Students (PALMS)
Pathways to improving practice: Data-driven pre-college outreach programs
Pathways to improving practice: What are pre-college outreach programs
Project on student
An assessment of recent proposals to improve the Montgomery GI bill
Evaluation summary: Montgomery GI bill program, Montgomery GI bill - selected reserve program, survivors' and dependents' educational assistance program
The challenge of teaching (and learning) in prison
Connecting the dots: Multi-faceted analyses of the relationships between student engagement results from the NSSE, and the institutional practices and conditions that foster student success
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Taxing matters
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
College on credit: How borrowers perceive their education debt
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Exploring relationships between student engagement and student outcomes in community colleges: Report on validation research
Promoting educational success for young people in foster care
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Finding research on retention and access using ERIC
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Reading next: A vision for action and research in middle and high school literacy
A noble opportunity: Leading education change through a P-16 accountability model
Closing the achivement gap series part II: Response to intervention (RTI), basic elements, practical applications, and policy recommendations
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
How well are we serving our adult learners? Investigating the impact of institutions on success and retention
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
Improving student assessment: A toolkit for developing organizational and administrative support for student assessment
National postsecondary education cooperative 2006 symposium – Draft commissioned papers
Linking teacher and student data to improve teacher and teaching quality
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Rigor plus support: How science teachers use literacy techniques to get students ready for college
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Bridging troubled waters: Competition, cooperation, and the public good in independent and higher education
Nontraditional undergraduates
Latinos online
SREB Fact Book on Higher Education
Occupational employment projections to 2014
New York City's middle-grade schools: Platforms for success or pathways to failure?
Setting the stage: Adults in Higher Education
Student Retention in Higher Education Courses
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
What are my learning strengths?
Youth transition funders group
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
The positive impacts of social and emotional learning for kindergarten to eighth grade students
Economic Opportunity Index
Targeting of student aid programs according to financial need
California Youth Connection
Academic competitiveness grant
Education Commission of the States: Database of virtual high schools
Projected high school graduates
Child care and early education state-by-state data
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Dropping out of high school and the place of career and technical education: A survival analysis of surviving high school
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
What works clearinghouse: Early childhood education
Rethinking high school: Five profiles of innovative models for student success
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
More student success: A systemic solution
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Federal education budget project
Communication 101: A toolkit for grantees
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education: Upward Bound study
National dropout prevention center for students with disabilities
Racial disparities and the new federalism
North Central Regional Educational Research Laboratory: Data Primer
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
National Center for Postsecondary Education
Peace Corps: Programs for graduate students
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act: Volume I-Title 1 School Choice, Supplemental Educational Services, and Student Achievement
Educating at-risk urban African American children: The effects of school climate on motivation and academic achievement
Differential characteristics of 2-year postsecondary institutions
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Mapping Your Future
Beyond the basics: Achieving a liberal education for all children
College Access for the Working Poor: Overcoming Burdens to Succeed in Higher Education
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
A summary of research and publications on early childhood for American Indian and Alaska native children
Regional factbook for higher education in the west
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas: Final report from Phase II of the National Evaluation
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Claiming common ground: State policymaking for improving college readiness and success
Turning college and career planning into family communication
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
State Education Reform
Voices of students on engagement: A report on the 2006 High School Survey of Student Engagement
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
National inventory of academic pathways
NAEP High school transcript study (HSTS)
Economic diversity of colleges: College-level data for researchers and the public
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
Program evaluation: A methodological primer for program administrators
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Effectiveness of youth mentoring programs not always as advertised
Early college high school initiative
Student debt levels continue to rise: Stafford indebtedness: 1999 update
Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
A closer look at the principal-counselor relationship: A survey of principals and counselors
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
Ready to assemble: Grading state higher education accountability systems
The fiscal effects of investing in high-quality preschool programs
The savvy teacher's guide: Reading interventions that work
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
The Everyone Graduates Center
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
SREB Factbook on higher education
National Directory of One Stop Centers
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
Value of a college education (calculator)
Ranking Systems Clearinghouse
Peterson's EssayEdge
State and county estimates of low literacy
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
National Coalition for Literacy
Adult Basic Education to Community Colleges Transitions Symposium Proceedings Report
The Fortune Society: Prisoner Re-entry
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Year end to-do list
Developing original campaign materials: Issues to consider
Education Finance Council
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
RMHC Scholarship Program
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Higher education accountability for student learning
Family involvement in elementary school childrens' education
Family involvement in early childhood education
Toward a more comprehensive conception of college readiness
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Degree attainment
Graduate enrollment and degrees: 1996-2006
An annotated bibliography of Latino educational research
Outcomes of the school choice and supplemental educational services provisions of NCLB
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Orphan Foundation of America
National Scholarship Providers Association
Pathways to college policy forum
Moving forward with Core 40
Digest of education statistics
Population Matters: A Rand Labor and Population Program
Education statistics quarterly
Postsecondary Education Opportunity
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Hoosiers on Jupiter
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Education resource organizations directory
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
Achieving the dream: Community college counts
Veterans benefits administration reports
National Student Clearinghouse
Grapevine: An annual compilation of data on state tax apropriations for the general operation of higher education
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Dispelling the myth - Online
Georgia HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Annotated bibliography: Perspectives in postsecondary education programs and student support interventions
Better outcomes for low-income youth and adults: Lessons from MetLife foundation awards
Entering kindergarten: A portrait of American children when they begin school
Summer Opportunity Scholarships (SOS): A Proposal to Narrow the Skills Gap
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Reading Rockets: Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle
NCES Search for Schools, Colleges, and Libraries Forum on Child and Family Statistics
I can't
Career development and guidance: Worksheets, handouts and workbooks
Counseling and guidance lesson plans
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Cost of quality: Out-of-school time cost calculator
College Board: College MatchMaker (college search tool)
Montgomery GI bill - active duty
Sallie Mae college answer: School search
The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (Education and Training Vouchers)
Financial aid pledges to reduce student debt (list of colleges and universities reducing or eliminating student loans for low-income families)
Foster Family-based Treatment Association
FYI3: National network for foster children and foster youth: Foster Club, USA
Neighborhood Family Services Coalition
Top 26 colleges for Latinos
No Child Left Behind: What's in it for parents (Spanish Language Version)
Community college CEO characteristics
Community college faculty degree attainment
Institutional characteristics
Staff employment distribution
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
State of adult literacy
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
Leading the conversion process: Lessons learned and recommendations for converting to small learning communities
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
STEM Education Coalition
Learning to manage Millennials
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Managing Millennials
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Creating a strategy for community engagement
Economic mobility project
National Institute for Literacy
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from teh Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Distance learning in postsecondary career and technical education
National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP): The nation's report card
Diversity and the college curriculum: How colleges and universities are preparing students for a changing world
How far behind in math and reading are English language learners?
Latinos in elementary education
National postsecondary student aid study: Student financial aid estimates for 2003–04
State achievement data websites
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Building learning communities: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration and Kingsborough community college
State fiscal crises and cuts in higher education: The implications for access, institutional performance, and strategic reengineering
Working together - school-family-community partnerships: A toolkit for New Mexico school communities
Addressing achievement gaps: Leading the challenge of developing high-potential youth
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
GI bill website
NSLDS student access: National sudent loan data system
National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
The PISA 2003 assessment framework: Mathematics, reading, science and problem solving knowledge and skills
What works clearinghouse
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
Creating a culture that supports academic excellence: Creating conditions that support academic achievement
The National Center for College Costs
Occupational outlook handbook 2006-07 edition
National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education
Promoting student success through student engagement
The National Survey of Student Engagement (Presentation)
Educational Success Program
College Results Online
College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL)
Improving education outcomes for foster youth
NCAA report on the federal graduation-rates data
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults