STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Spotlighting Governors’ Speeches in Alaska, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, and New Mexico ArticleFebruary 11, 2013
In his state of the state address on January 16, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell (R) set a goal of raising Alaska’s high school graduation rate from under 70 percent—where it stands now—to 90 percent by 2020.
The United States earned a C– on child well-being, according to America’s Report Card 2012: Children in the U.S., a national report card released on October 10 by First Focus and Save the Children.
HIDDEN HOMELESS: Bureaucratic Red Tape Leaves 715,238 Eligible Homeless Children Without Support in United States, New Alliance Analysis Finds ArticleApril 30, 2012
Approximately 77 percent of students in the United States identified as homeless by the U.S. Department of Education are ineligible for homeless services from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) because of red tape, according to a new analysis by the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Falling Through the Gaps: Homeless Children and Youth Report/Fact SheetApril 26, 2012
This fact sheet outlines the differences and explains how the U.S. Congress can close this gap between federal agencies by passing the Homeless Children and Youth Act (H.R. 32).
NEW PLATFORM FOR LEARNING: Duncan Discusses Role of Technology in Education, Calls It a “Game Changer” ArticleMarch 19, 2012
During a March 8 speech at SXSWedu's second annual conference on innovations in learning in Austin, Texas, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called technology the "new platform for learning."
This fact sheet provides information and policy issues for high school students of color and Native students in the United States.
Helping Students Get Back on Track: What Federal Policymakers Can Learn from New York City’s Multiple Pathways to Graduation Initiative Report/Fact SheetJune 13, 2011
This brief examines the landscape of the federal role in addressing the nation’s off-track student population and explores ways that federal policy can be strengthened to better serve these students.
Education and the Economy: Boosting the Nation’s Economy by Improving High School Graduation Rates Among Students of Color and Native Students Report/Fact SheetMay 16, 2011
This document discusses the economic benefits that would have come to the nation and each state if half of the class of 2010 students of color and Native students who dropped out had graduated with their peers.