STATE OF METROPOLITAN AMERICA: New Report Suggests More Young Adults Are College-Bound Due to Struggling Local Economies ArticleMay 07, 2010
According to a new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, ninety-one of the one hundred largest U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a significant increase in the share of young adults enrolled in higher education between 2000 and 2008.
POOR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS: BLS Finds that Over 55 Percent of Recent High School Dropouts Are Unemployed ArticleMay 03, 2010
Between October 2008 and October 2009, the unemployment rate for recent high school dropouts was 55.1 percent, compared with 35.0 percent for recent high school graduates not enrolled in college, according to an April 27 news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
OBAMA RELEASES FY 2011 BUDGET: Obama’s 7.5 Percent Increase for Education Programs Signals Commitment to Reauthorize ESEA ArticleFebruary 08, 2010
In a State of the Union address that was heavily focused on the economy and creating jobs, President Obama called for greater investments in education and a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
SOTU Bingo Returns: How Much Will President Obama Discuss Education in His January 27 State of the Union Address? ArticleJanuary 25, 2010
On January 27 at 9:00 p.m., President Obama will give his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and millions watching at home.
“BEST ECONOMIC STIMULUS IS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA”: New Alliance Study Finds Lowering the High School Dropout Rate Boosts Job Creation, Home Ownership, Automobile Sales, and Economic Growth ArticleJanuary 25, 2010
Cutting the dropout rate in half in the nation’s fifty largest cities will result in a significant increase in job growth, home ownership, and automobile sales, among other economic benefits, according to a new study from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
THE HIGH COST OF LOW EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE: New OECD Report Finds that 25 Point Increase in PISA Scores Could Lead to $40.6 Trillion Increase in United States’s GDP ArticleJanuary 25, 2010
Relatively small improvements in students’ educational performance can have large impacts on a nation’s future economic well-being, according to a new international study from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
On December 2, Representative Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) introduced legislation that would provide $2.5 billion in federal funds for low-performing high schools. T
TWO OMNIBUS BILLS AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE?: Final Vote on Education Appropriations Bill Could Come Before Christmas ArticleDecember 07, 2009
Congressional leaders are mulling options on how to finish work on the seven remaining appropriations bills before the stopgap continuing resolution expires December 18.
THE PROMISE OF PROFICIENCY: New Report Focuses on Need for Additional Data in “Year 13,” the First Year After High School ArticleDecember 07, 2009
If high schools are to succeed in their mission to prepare students for college and careers, they must be given the data and management tools to determine how their graduates are doing in “Year 13”—the first year after high school.