ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP FOR ESEA REAUTHORIZATION: Testifying Before Congress, Duncan Calls for Reauthorization in 2010, Receives Praise for Bipartisan Outreach ArticleMarch 08, 2010
On February 18, key Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Education and Labor Committee announced plans for a bipartisan reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
INCREASING COLLEGE SUCCESS: New NGA Brief Outlines Key Solutions for Governors Seeking to Raise Their States’ College Completion Rates ArticleJanuary 11, 2010
In order to change the nation's decade-long, flat-line trend in college attainment rates, governors must take swift action to ensure that more students are obtaining the higher education degrees required in today's workforce.
THE PROMISE OF PROFICIENCY: New Report Focuses on Need for Additional Data in “Year 13,” the First Year After High School ArticleDecember 07, 2009
If high schools are to succeed in their mission to prepare students for college and careers, they must be given the data and management tools to determine how their graduates are doing in “Year 13”—the first year after high school.
STIMULUS SHELL GAME?: U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General Warns that Some States are Using Education Stimulus Dollars to Free Up Money for Non-Education Items ArticleOctober 13, 2009
An internal memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general warns that some states are using stimulus funds to replace money they have cut from their education budgets rather than boosting their investments in education.
Forty years ago, the first career academy opened its doors at Edison High School in Philadelphia. Today, there are thousands of career academies throughout the country.
FREE FALLIN’: United States Falls to Number Two in World Competitiveness Rankings, Number Thirty-Six in Health and Primary Education ArticleSeptember 14, 2009
After several years at the top of the rankings, the United States has fallen to second place behind Switzerland in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) competitiveness rankings, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010.
PREPARING THE WORKERS OF TODAY FOR THE JOBS OF TOMORROW: President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers Finds Occupations Requiring Higher Education Will Grow Faster Than Occupations That Do Not ArticleJuly 27, 2009
Between now and 2016, occupations that require higher educational attainment are projected to grow much faster than those with lower education requirements, with the fastest growth coming from occupations that require an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational award.
OBAMA OUTLINES EDUCATION AGENDA: President Calls for “World-Class Standards” and an End to the High School Dropout “Epidemic” ArticleMarch 23, 2009
Saying that it was time to give all Americans a “complete and competitive education from cradle up through a career” and make America’s entire education system the “envy of the world,” President Barack Obama outlined a sweeping education reform agenda in a March 10 speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
INDIVIDUALS WITH LESS EDUCATION BEAR BRUNT OF JOB LOSSES: As Unemployment Rate Hits 8.1 Percent, Individuals Seek to Upgrade Their Education ArticleMarch 10, 2009
Last month, the number of unemployed individuals increased by 851,000 to 12.5 million and the unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
With forty-six states facing budget shortfalls, governors and state legislators around the country are rolling up their sleeves and crunching numbers to cut spending and find additional sources of revenue.