THE NATION’S REPORT CARD: Too Many High School Seniors Unprepared for College-Level Math and Reading ArticleNovember 29, 2010
More than 60 percent of the nation’s high school seniors fail to read at a proficient level, according to the results from the 2009 grade twelve reading assessment from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as The Nation’s Report Card.
Only 9 percent of black male eighth graders are proficient in reading, compared to 33 percent of white male eighth graders nationwide, according to a new report from the Council of the Great City Schools (Council).
A STRONGER NATION THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION: A Call to the Nation to Vastly Improve College Attainment Rates ArticleOctober 18, 2010
Two years ago, the Lumina Foundation for Education (Lumina) called for the United States to increase higher education attainment rates to 60 percent by the year 2025.
Average national SAT scores for the high school Class of 2010 remained virtually unchanged compared to last year, according to a new report from the College Board.
NEW ALLIANCE BRIEF CALLS FOR GREATER FEDERAL ROLE TO CONFRONT LITERACY CRISIS IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS ArticleSeptember 20, 2010
Without a consistent commitment to delivering comprehensive reading and writing instruction throughout the pre-K–12 grade span, many low-income students and students of color will remain sidelined from full participation in the modern workplace, warns a new policy brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
In the majority of U.S. states, districts, communities, and schools, conditions do not exist for black males to systemically succeed in education, according to a new report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
THE BLACK-WHITE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: New Report Questions Why Progress Has Stalled in Closing the Achievement Gap ArticleSeptember 07, 2010
A new report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) takes a historical look at efforts to narrow the educational attainment and achievement gaps between black and white students and finds that after years of developments, the progress has stalled.
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TRANSFORMING THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: New MDRC Report Examines How New York City’s Small Schools Are Boosting Student Achievement and Raising Graduation Rates ArticleJuly 12, 2010
A new report from MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research firm in New York City, finds that “small high schools of choice” in New York City increase students’ likelihood of earning credits, progressing through school, and graduating in four years with Regents diplomas.
ECONOMIC BOOST: New Alliance Report Examines Economic Impact of Reducing the High School Dropout Rate Among Students of Color ArticleJuly 12, 2010
Cutting the high school dropout rate in half among students of color will greatly increase the nation’s economic vitality, according to the latest report in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s continuing work linking improved educational outcomes to economic returns.
DIPLOMAS COUNT: New Report Finds High School Students Today Graduate at About the Same Rate as in the Early 1960s ArticleJune 14, 2010
Nearly 1.3 million students from the Class of 2010 will fail to graduate with their classmates, according to a new analysis from the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center.