This fact sheet provides information and policy issues for high school students of color and Native students in the United States.
Overlooked and Underpaid: How Title I Shortchanges High Schools, and What ESEA Can Do About It Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper summarizes the ways in which high schools are overlooked within Title I policy.
Title I and High Schools: Addressing the Needs of Disadvantaged Students at All Grade Levels Report/Fact SheetJune 23, 2011
This paper explains in detail the process in which states, districts, and schools receive Title I funding, and discusses the low level of support that high schools receive from Title I.
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.
Prioritizing the Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools Report/Fact SheetApril 12, 2010
It points out that the nation’s lowest-performing high schools may be diverse in size and geographic location, but most all of these schools disproportionally serve low-income students and students of color.
The Economic Benefits from Halving the Dropout Rate: A Boom to Businesses in the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas Report/Fact SheetJanuary 12, 2010
Few people realize the impact that high school dropouts have on a community’s economic, social, and civic health.
Understanding High School Graduation Rates (Updated) Report/Fact SheetJuly 29, 2009
Far too many of our high school students—particularly poor and minority students—are leaving school without a high school diploma.
Latino Students and U.S. High Schools (Updated) Report/Fact SheetJanuary 29, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African American, Hispanic, or Asian.
The United States can no longer absorb the costs and losses associated with an education system that produces more than 1.2 million dropouts every year. This report examines the impact of this crisis on the dropouts themselves, as well as its effect on the economy, social fabric, and security of the nation, states, and local communities.