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
New York City’s Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview Report/Fact SheetJanuary 26, 2010
As the nation has embraced the need to graduate every student ready for college and careers, high school reform has emerged at the top of the education agenda.
Seize the Moment: The Need for a Comprehensive Federal Investment in Adolescent Literacy Report/Fact SheetJuly 01, 2009
Although Congress has dedicated substantial funds over the past decade to improve reading skills for struggling students in kindergarten through grade three, this targeted investment has not resulted in the final goal.
Informing Adolescent Literacy Policy and Practice: Lessons Learned from the Striving Readers Program Report/Fact SheetJuly 01, 2009
Although a growing body of research points to the critical need to foster reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills for students in order to ensure their success in college, careers, and life, these efforts have tended to focus more on developing literacy skills in the early years, often ignoring secondary students.
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate Report/Fact SheetAugust 28, 2008
This report by WestEd highlights three high schools—all supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—that have successfully implemented programs to prepare all of their students for college mathematics.
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.
Paying Double: Inadequate High Schools and Community College Remediation Report/Fact SheetAugust 01, 2006
Americans are beginning to recognize that many of the nation’s high schools are in crisis, as policymakers, business leaders, and celebrities call attention to the country’s low graduation rates.