SUCCESS AT EVERY STEP: New Report Profiles Twenty-Three Programs that Help Prepare Students for College and Career ArticleNovember 23, 2009
A new report from the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) profiles twenty-three programs that primarily serve youth in middle school, high school, and postsecondary education and have been successful in preparing them for college and careers.
WHEN CARS FLY?: Report Projects State Revenues to Recover in 2014 or 2015, Recessionary Effects on State Budgets to Last Until Late in Next Decade ArticleNovember 23, 2009
In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and "Doc" Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) use their time-traveling DeLorean to travel to 2015 in an effort to save McFly's kids from ruin.
On January 12, the Alliance for Excellent Education will release additional findings from its economic model on how local economies will benefit if the dropout rate is reduced.
URBAN RENEWAL: New Alliance Research Shows U.S. Urban Economy Will Grow By Billions of Dollars If High School Dropout Rate is Reduced in America’s Fifty Largest Cities ArticleNovember 23, 2009
On November 18, the Alliance for Excellent Education released new research showing that the U.S. urban economy would grow significantly if the number of high school dropouts were cut in half in the nation's fifty largest cities.
On November 5, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) Act.
Education and the Economy
THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY: New Report Examines How to Improve Graduation Rates and Student Achievement Levels in SREB States ArticleOctober 26, 2009
Although high school graduation rates have significantly improved across the sixteen Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states since 2000, there is still much work to be done.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF DROPPING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL: Average High School Dropout Has a Negative Net Fiscal Contribution to Society of $5,200, Says New Report ArticleOctober 26, 2009
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school dropouts are having a harder time finding and keeping jobs than individuals with higher levels of education.
PRIORITIZING THE NATION’S DROPOUT FACTORIES: Alliance Brief Calls For “Legislative Triage” To Address Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools ArticleOctober 13, 2009
According to data from the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University that is cited in the brief, these low-performing high schools are pervasive and exist in every state and over 80 percent of congressional districts.
ECONOMIC SCARRING: Report Examines Long-Term Impacts of an Economic Recession on Education, Opportunity, Investments, and Entrepreneurial Activity ArticleOctober 13, 2009
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) argues that an economic recession can lead to long-lasting damage to individuals' economic situations and the economy more broadly, which it dubs "scarring."
Education and the Economy
STIMULUS SHELL GAME?: U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General Warns that Some States are Using Education Stimulus Dollars to Free Up Money for Non-Education Items ArticleOctober 13, 2009
An internal memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general warns that some states are using stimulus funds to replace money they have cut from their education budgets rather than boosting their investments in education.