PLUGGED IN: Report Offers Lessons Learned from a Latino-Serving, Workforce Development Program ArticleMay 02, 2011
A new report summarizes the successes and challenges of a Latino-serving, community-based, youth workforce development program and provides lessons learned.
WINNING THE FUTURE: New White House Report Stresses Importance of Better Educational Outcomes for Latino Students to Nation’s Future Success ArticleMay 02, 2011
The nation cannot achieve President Obama’s goal of the United States having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020 without strengthening and expanding educational opportunities for all Latino students.
EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYMENT: New Report Focuses on Educational Challenges in the Arab World, Finds Similarities to U.S., but Recommends Vastly Different Solutions ArticleMay 02, 2011
Over the last two months, the Alliance for Excellent Education has released national, state, and metro area data showing the economic impact of cutting the high school dropout rate in half in the United States.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY: New Report Examines the Impact that Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Have on High School Graduation Rates ArticleApril 18, 2011
Students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma than proficient readers.
PROJECTIONS OF EDUCATION STATISTICS: Number of Hispanic and Asian Graduates Expected to Significantly Increase Over the Next Decade ArticleMarch 22, 2011
Although only a slight increase is expected in the overall number of high school graduates over the next few years, much larger increases are expected for Hispanic and Asian student.
Most of the seventeen urban school districts participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 science assessment scored below the national average.
TALKIN’ TURNAROUND: Joined by Former Governor Jeb Bush, Obama Highlights Need to Reform Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools ArticleMarch 07, 2011
On March 4, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R), President Obama visited Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida, to talk about turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
THE 7TH ANNUAL AP® REPORT TO THE NATION: Minority Students Still Underrepresented in AP Classrooms and Success Stories ArticleFebruary 22, 2011
The 7th Annual AP® Report to the Nation finds that although the overall number of high school graduates participating and succeeding in the Advanced Placement (AP) exam has increased, minority students are still underrepresented in both AP classrooms and within the group performing well.
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A FIRST LOOK: New Report Finds Many Students Lack Skills Outlined in Common Core State Standards ArticleDecember 13, 2010
Only about one-third of the nation’s eleventh-grade students are performing at the academic levels described as college and career ready in the common core state standards, according to a new report by ACT.
TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL ATTRITION STUDY: Attrition Rate in Texas Falls Below 30 Percent for the First Time in Twenty-Five-Year History of Study ArticleNovember 29, 2010
Approximately three of every ten students (29 percent) from Texas’s 2006–07 freshman class left school prior to graduating with a high school diploma, according to a new report from the Intercultural Development Research Association (IRDA).