INSEPARABLE IMPERATIVES: Unlocking Academic Potential of Students of Color Key to Future of American Economy, New Alliance Report Finds ArticleDecember 10, 2012
As students of color and diverse ethnicities rapidly become the leading population of public school systems in numerous states, closing educational achievement gaps and providing a quality education to all students can secure the United States’s future economic prosperity, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
REPAIRING THE PIPELINE: Fewer Than Half of Low-Income Students and Students of Color in California Go to College, According to Education Trust–West Analysis ArticleJuly 09, 2012
Fewer than half of African American, Latino, and low-income ninth graders from the Class of 2010 were expected to go to college, according to Repairing the Pipeline: A Look at the Gaps in California’s High School to College Transition, an analysis by the Education Trust–West.
BUILDING AND SUSTAINING TALENT: Improving Conditions for Teaching and Learning Key to Attracting and Retaining High-Quality Teachers in Hard-to-Staff Schools, Says New Education Trust Report ArticleJuly 09, 2012
A new report from the Education Trust argues that efforts to improve the quality of individual teachers, such as building and implementing new systems for evaluating teachers, will do little to boost student achievement—especially for low-income students and students of color—unless states and districts also pay attention to the environments in which teachers work. T
THE CONDITION OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS: Only One in Four High School Graduates Considered “Ready” for College, ACT Finds ArticleSeptember 06, 2011
Only 25 percent—an increase of 1 percentage point—of high school graduates from the Class of 2011 were considered “ready” for college courses in English, reading, mathematics, and science, according to results on their ACT exams released last month.
CIVIL RIGHTS DATA COLLECTION: New Data from U.S. Department of Education Reveals Wide Disparities in Education Resources and Opportunities ArticleJuly 11, 2011
New data released by the U.S. Department of Education on June 30 reveals wide disparities in the educational resources and opportunities that are available to students.
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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.
DIPLOMAS COUNT 2011: Report Pegs National High School Graduation Rate at 71.7 Percent, Highest Since 1980s ArticleJune 13, 2011
At 71.7 percent, the national high school graduation rate has reached its highest point since the 1980s, according to a new report from Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center.
Condition of Education 2011: Annual Report Includes Fifty Different Education Indicators and Special Analysis of Changes in Postsecondary Education ArticleMay 31, 2011
Released on May 26 by the National Center for Education Statistics, Condition of Education 2011 presents fifty different indicators of important developments and trends in U.S. education.
PUBLIC SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS: NCES Report Pegs National Graduation Rate at 75.5 Percent for 2008–09 School Year ArticleMay 17, 2011
The estimated national high school graduation rate for the 2008–09 school year was 75.5 percent, up from 74.7 the year before.