Evaluations Point the Way: Forty-Six States Ready to Advance Literacy Report/Fact SheetMarch 08, 2011
This policy brief discusses proposed cuts to the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, as well as the research behind why Congress should steer a different course by funding this critical program.
Reinventing the Federal Role in Education: Supporting the Goal of College and Career Readiness for All Students Report/Fact SheetJuly 10, 2009
From the highest levels of leadership there is a call to action to address the high school crisis, focus on the lowest-performing schools, and graduate students college and career ready.
Every Student Counts: The Role of Federal Policy in Improving Graduation Rate Accountability Report/Fact SheetMarch 16, 2009
As the poor performance of U.S. high schools has been acknowledged and come to the forefront of education policy debates over the past several years, so too has a recognition of the need to improve graduation rate calculations and accountability for increasing those rates.
In Need of Improvement: NCLB and High Schools Report/Fact SheetOctober 27, 2007
When the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was drafted and signed into law, little attention was paid to the unique challenges that exist in the nation’s high schools and what is best known about how to improve them.
Federal Support for Adolescent Literacy: A Solid Investment Report/Fact SheetJune 12, 2007
In March 2007, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to authorize the Striving Readers program, designed to support high-quality reading and writing instruction for millions of students in grades 4–12.
Adolescent Literacy Policy Update Report/Fact SheetApril 08, 2007
More than eight million children in America in grades four through twelve read at “below basic” levels, according to results from the most recent National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) test.