“GENERATION JOBLESS”: Wall Street Journal Spotlights Young Individuals Hit Hard By Economic Recession ArticleNovember 14, 2011
Citing recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, a Wall Street Journal article notes that the unemployment rate among high school dropouts aged sixteen to twenty-four was 29 percent last year—up from 17.7 percent in 2000 and 7 percentage points higher than their peers who earned a high school diploma.
EDUCATION AT A GLANCE: New OECD Report Finds That Education Pays in the United States More So Than in Most Countries ArticleOctober 17, 2011
An individual with a college degree earns 79 percent more than a person with only a high school education in the United States, the sixth-highest “wage premium” among the thirty-four countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and significantly higher than the OECD average of 50 percent.
THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF YOUNG MEN OF COLOR: Minority Males Lag Behind in High School and Beyond, According to College Board Report ArticleJune 27, 2011
Nearly half of young men of color aged fifteen to twenty-four who earn their high school diploma will end up unemployed, incarcerated, or dead, according to a new report from the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center.
UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM: Early College High Schools Show Potential for Increasing Minority Student College Participation ArticleApril 05, 2011
Early college high schools have potential for increasing college participation among student groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education, according to a new report from Jobs for the Future (JFF).
Governor Bill Haslam (R) delivered his first state of the state address on March 14 and proposed an average 2.5 percent reduction throughout state government but a 1.6 percent salary increase for state employees.
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.
DEGREES OF SEPARATION: New Report Finds Better-Educated Individuals—and Cities—Were Less Impacted by the Great Recession ArticleNovember 29, 2010
When the full impact of an economic downturn is measured, individuals with higher levels of education have consistently fared better during economic recessions, including the “Great Recession” that lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.
STATE GOVERNMENT REDESIGN EFFORTS: New Brief Examines Governors’ Actions to Reduce Spending, Close Budget Shortfalls ArticleNovember 01, 2010
Although the so-called “Great Recession” that began in December 2007 technically ended in June 2009 when the national economy began to grow again, state economies typically take longer to recover.
A new report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) calls for SREB states to share Lumina’s goal of having 60 percent of working-age adults earn some type of high-quality credential by the year 2025.
A STRONGER NATION THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION: A Call to the Nation to Vastly Improve College Attainment Rates ArticleOctober 18, 2010
Two years ago, the Lumina Foundation for Education (Lumina) called for the United States to increase higher education attainment rates to 60 percent by the year 2025.