This fact sheet provides information and policy issues for high school students of color and Native students in the United States.
Education and the Economy: Boosting the Nation’s Economy by Improving High School Graduation Rates Among Students of Color and Native Students Report/Fact SheetMay 16, 2011
This document discusses the economic benefits that would have come to the nation and each state if half of the class of 2010 students of color and Native students who dropped out had graduated with their peers.
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.
To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Significance Report/Fact SheetAugust 21, 2008
The report builds on the NEA’s 2004 Reading at Risk report that focused mainly on literary reading trends among adults aged eighteen and older.
Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement Report/Fact SheetJune 12, 2007
Today, more than six million of the nation’s secondary school students fall well short of grade-level expectations in reading and writing.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only about a quarter of the nation’s middle and high school students are proficient in writing.
Double the Work: Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners Report/Fact SheetNovember 02, 2006
Over the past several years, education leaders and policymakers have come to understand that the nation needs to dramatically improve the literacy levels of its adolescents.