THE COMPETITION THAT REALLY MATTERS: India and China Will ‘Race to the Top’ Unless U.S. Focuses on Education Policy, New Report Finds ArticleOctober 15, 2012
Compared to India and China, the United States lacks leadership and direction on education policy, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Next Generation.
FIVE WAYS THAT PAY ALONG THE WAY TO THE B.A.: New Report Examines Role of Career and Technical Education in Preparing Individuals for Nation’s Approximately 29 Million “Middle Jobs” ArticleOctober 15, 2012
A new report from Civic Enterprises and the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines how career and technical education (CTE) at both the high school and postsecondary levels can prepare individuals for the approximately 29 million “middle jobs” in the United States today.
STATE HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAMS: As State Exit Exams Transition Toward College and Career Readiness, New CEP Report Raises Possibility of More Students Being Left Behind ArticleOctober 01, 2012
State high school exit exams continue to evolve, increasingly focusing on college and career readiness, a new report from the Center on Education Policy (CEP) finds.
THE URGENCY OF NOW: New Schott Foundation Report Calls for “Support-Based Reform Agenda” to Increase High School Graduation Rates Among Black and Latino Males ArticleOctober 01, 2012
Nationwide, only 52 percent of black males and 58 percent of Latino males graduated in four years from the high school Class of 2010, compared to 78 percent of white males, according to The Urgency of Now: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2012, a new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
EDUCATION AT A GLANCE 2012: Annual OECD Report Ranks U.S. Educational Performance Versus International Competitors ArticleSeptember 17, 2012
At 69 percent, the United States ranks twenty-eighth in the percentage of four-year-olds in early childhood education, according toEducation at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators, released earlier this month by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The unemployment rate for high school dropouts rose from 12.5 percent to 13.0 percent in May 2012 based on the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
DIPLOMAS COUNT: Gains in High School Graduation Rates for Latino and African American Students Boost National Graduation Rate to 73.4 Percent ArticleJune 11, 2012
The national high school graduation rate increased for the second straight year, according to Diplomas Count 2012, the annual report from Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center.
CONDITION OF EDUCATION 2012: Report Includes Special Focus on High Schools, Finds that One-Quarter of High Schools Are “Low-Retention” ArticleMay 29, 2012
In addition to summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data, The Condition of Education 2012, issued annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), includes a special section that provides a closer look at high schools in the United States over the past twenty years.
TAX RETURNS: On Tax Day 2012, a 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate Would Yield $1.8 Billion Annually in Additional Tax Revenues, New Alliance Analysis Finds ArticleApril 16, 2012
On Tax Day 2012, a new analysis from the Alliance for Excellent Education finds that graduating 90 percent of high school students would generate an additional $1.8 billion annually in tax revenues.
U.S. EDUCATION REFORM AND NATIONAL SECURITY: New Report Says United States’s Failure to Educate Its Students Is National Security Threat ArticleApril 02, 2012
The failure of the United States to educate its children adequately leaves the nation’s economy and national security at risk, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).