THE CONDITION OF EDUCATION 2010: NCES Report Offers Special Analysis on High-Poverty Schools ArticleJune 01, 2010
A special section in The Condition of Education 2010 paints a picture of the nation’s high-poverty schools in which students are most likely to be black or Hispanic, teachers are less qualified than their peers in low-poverty schools, average reading and math scores are far below those of students in low-poverty schools, and students are less likely to graduate and go to college.
STATE OF METROPOLITAN AMERICA: New Report Suggests More Young Adults Are College-Bound Due to Struggling Local Economies ArticleMay 07, 2010
According to a new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, ninety-one of the one hundred largest U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a significant increase in the share of young adults enrolled in higher education between 2000 and 2008.
ESEA REAUTHORIZATION SHIFTS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS: Senate HELP Committee Examines Challenges Facing Secondary Schools and How ESEA Reauthorization Can Help ArticleMay 07, 2010
On May 4, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the latest in its series of hearings on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
POOR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS: BLS Finds that Over 55 Percent of Recent High School Dropouts Are Unemployed ArticleMay 03, 2010
Between October 2008 and October 2009, the unemployment rate for recent high school dropouts was 55.1 percent, compared with 35.0 percent for recent high school graduates not enrolled in college, according to an April 27 news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
BEATING THE ODDS: New Report Finds that Urban School Districts Are Improving Student Outcomes but Still Trailing State Averages ArticleApril 05, 2010
According to a new report from the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), students in the nation’s biggest cities are improving their performance on state and national tests but are still scoring below state averages.
AP REPORT TO THE NATION: Equity Gap Persists in Participation in and Student Performance on the Advanced Placement Test ArticleFebruary 22, 2010
Students of Color
A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that youth aged eight to eighteen spend an average of seven hours and thirty-eight minutes using entertainment media during a typical day, an increase of more than one hour since 2004.
Students of Color
On October 20, the Virginia Department of Education reported that 83.2 percent of students in the Class of 2009 earned their diplomas on time, an increase of 1 percent over the Class of 2008.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF DROPPING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL: Average High School Dropout Has a Negative Net Fiscal Contribution to Society of $5,200, Says New Report ArticleOctober 26, 2009
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school dropouts are having a harder time finding and keeping jobs than individuals with higher levels of education.
ARE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS CLOSING AND IS ACHIEVEMENT RISING FOR ALL?: Report Finds State Progress is Evident but Lacking at the High School Level ArticleOctober 13, 2009
The report, the third in a multi-year study, evaluates how minority and low-income students have progressed on the state tests mandated under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as compared to their white and non-low-income peers.