Now’s the Time: Early College and Dual-Enrollment Programs in the Higher Education Act Report/Fact SheetApril 23, 2018
Research shows that students who experience rigorous course work in their secondary schools demonstrate readiness for college-level work and complete postsecondary credentials at substantially higher rates than their peers experiencing less rigorous preparatory course work. Two efforts, early college high schools (ECHSs) and dual-enrollment programs, offer students the opportunity to pursue college-level credit-bearing course work while still in high school. This report addresses four key questions to provide a research-based perspective on dual-enrollment programs and ECHSs.
Memo to U.S. Department of Education in Support for Historically Underserved Students in ESSA Report/Fact SheetJanuary 25, 2018
Partnering for Success: How Milwaukee Public Schools Is Leveraging National Service to Improve Low-Performing Schools Webinar/EventNovember 13, 2017
This webinar highlighted City Year and College Possible as two examples of effective school improvement partners under ESSA for schools that do not graduate one-third or more of their students and are required to provide students with comprehensive support and intervention.
On May 14, 2015, the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, in conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education, held a briefing on effective partnerships between business and industry and education that are transforming the high school experience for students and preparing them fully for college and a career.
STATES’ PERSPECTIVES ON WAIVERS: New CEP Report Finds That States Appreciate Relief from NCLB, Express Concern About Long-Term Solutions ArticleMarch 25, 2013
States are optimistic that waivers will help ease some of the unrealistic requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and improve learning for all students, but they also have concerns.
STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES: Governors Focus on Digital Learning, College Completion, and Reducing High School Dropout Rates ArticleMarch 11, 2013
Believing an investment in digital learning will improve public education in the state and bring it up to date, O’Malley proposed new investments in technology to accelerate the state’s transition to digital learning, including iPads, laptops, and Smart Boards.
HELP ON NCLB: Senators Harkin and Alexander Affirm Need to Go Back to Work on NCLB Rewrite During HELP Committee Hearing on Early Lessons from NCLB Waivers ArticleFebruary 25, 2013
During a February 7 hearing on “Early Lessons from State Flexibility Waivers” under No Child Left Behind (NCLB), both Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), said Congress should go back to work on a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as NCLB.
CATCHING UP TO COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS: Performance Gaps Difficult to Close But Not Impossible, New Report Finds ArticleDecember 10, 2012
Narrowing performance gaps for low-income students and students of color requires prevention interventions over remediation, a new report from ACT finds.
“A SMALL PIECE OF THE STORY”: Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants Show “Positive Momentum and Progress,” New Education Department Data Reveals ArticleNovember 26, 2012
While acknowledging that it is too soon to establish a clear connection between School Improvement Grants (SIG) and school performance, new data released on November 19 from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) shows “positive momentum and progress” in many schools that received funds through the SIG program.
Secondary School Improvement