This report shows that recent progress in holding schools accountable for how many students they graduate from high school may be slowed in some states.
Repairing a Broken System: Fixing Federal Student Aid Report/Fact SheetJanuary 08, 2013
This report outlines a comprehensive approach for revamping the student aid system into one that better supports students and institutions of higher education.
A System in Need of Repair: An Examination of Federal Student Aid for Postsecondary Education Report/Fact SheetDecember 11, 2012
This report outlines serious problems with the current federal student financial aid system.
The Role of Language and Literacy in College- and Career-Ready Standards: Rethinking Policy and Practice in Support of English Language Learners Report/Fact SheetOctober 31, 2012
This policy brief discusses these challenges, highlights initiatives and strategies to advance ELLs' language and content learning, and outlines how policy and practice must change to help ELLs graduate ready for college and a career.
Promoting Work-Based Learning: Efforts in Connecticut and Kentucky Report/Fact SheetOctober 10, 2012
This brief includes a short description of efforts from two states—Connecticut and Kentucky—to define work-based learning opportunities for youth participants, educators, and employers, and to create policies that provide greater access to these opportunities.
Federal Education Reform
A Framework for Advancing Career and Technical Education: Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act Report/Fact SheetJune 18, 2012
The nation’s economy is only as strong as the educational foundation that supports it.
Federal Education Reform
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).
Confronting the Crisis: Federal Investments in State Birth-Through-Grade-Twelve Literacy Education Report/Fact SheetMarch 31, 2012
Literacy is one of the most critical components of academic success, but the majority of students are leaving high school without the reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college and a career.
Waiving Away High School Graduation Rate Accountability Report/Fact SheetJanuary 10, 2012
In November 2011, eleven states submitted applications to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for waivers from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act
Digital Learning and Technology: Federal Policy Recommendations to Seize the Opportunity—and Promising Practices That Inspire Them Report/Fact SheetAugust 12, 2011
Technology and digital learning provide innovative opportunities to improve education, personalize learning for each student, and have better student achievement.