TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTRITION STUDY: Attrition Rate in Texas Falls Below 30 Percent for the First Time in Twenty-Five-Year History of Study ArticleNovember 29, 2010
Approximately three of every ten students (29 percent) from Texas’s 2006–07 freshman class left school prior to graduating with a high school diploma, according to a new report from the Intercultural Development Research Association (IRDA).
WINNING BY DEGREES: New Report Examines How to Improve College Degree Attainment Rates at U.S. Higher Education Institutions ArticleNovember 29, 2010
To reach the goal of producing one million more college graduates a year without increasing public funding, U.S. higher education institutions would need to improve their degree completion productivity by an average of 23 percent according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.
In the majority of U.S. states, districts, communities, and schools, conditions do not exist for black males to systemically succeed in education, according to a new report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
CALL FOR ACTION: Strengthening Teacher Human Capital System Is Key to Graduating All Students Prepared for College and Careers, Says Alliance Brief ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
This is a critical time for expanding the current discussion on teacher evaluation systems beyond simply focusing on identifying “good” and “bad” teachers for purposes of reward or dismissal, according to Call for Action: Transforming Teaching and Learning to Prepare High School Students for College and Careers, a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
TRANSFORMING THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: New MDRC Report Examines How New York City’s Small Schools Are Boosting Student Achievement and Raising Graduation Rates ArticleJuly 12, 2010
A new report from MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research firm in New York City, finds that “small high schools of choice” in New York City increase students’ likelihood of earning credits, progressing through school, and graduating in four years with Regents diplomas.
LOG ON: New Alliance Publications Examine How Online Learning Can Help in Overcoming Three Major Educational Challenges in Each State ArticleJuly 12, 2010
New state profiles from the Alliance for Excellent Education examine how three educational challenges—global skill demands versus educational achievement, tight state budgets, and looming teacher shortages—play out in each state and detail to what degree a state is using online technology to help overcome them.
DIPLOMAS COUNT: New Report Finds High School Students Today Graduate at About the Same Rate as in the Early 1960s ArticleJune 14, 2010
Nearly 1.3 million students from the Class of 2010 will fail to graduate with their classmates, according to a new analysis from the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center.
THE CONDITION OF EDUCATION 2010: NCES Report Offers Special Analysis on High-Poverty Schools ArticleJune 01, 2010
A special section in The Condition of Education 2010 paints a picture of the nation’s high-poverty schools in which students are most likely to be black or Hispanic, teachers are less qualified than their peers in low-poverty schools, average reading and math scores are far below those of students in low-poverty schools, and students are less likely to graduate and go to college.
ESEA REAUTHORIZATION SHIFTS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS: Senate HELP Committee Examines Challenges Facing Secondary Schools and How ESEA Reauthorization Can Help ArticleMay 07, 2010
On May 4, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the latest in its series of hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
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).