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June 24, 2011 02:52 pm

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Here’s a sampling of some education-related reports that were released this week. Did your organization release a report this week that we missed? Or do you know of another report that came out this week? Feel free to post information on it with a link to the .pdf in the comments.

The College Board, The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color Capturing the Student Voice: The report finds that nearly half of young men of color age 15-24 who earn their high school diploma will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead. The study also finds that minority men fall behind their peers in educational attainment and many fail to attend college or earn a degree.

RAND Corporation, Making Summer Count: The report notes that students’ skills and knowledge often deteriorate during the summer months, with low-income students facing the largest losses. It finds that instruction during the summer has the potential to stop these losses and propel students toward higher achievement. The report provides a review of the literature on summer learning loss and summer learning programs, coupled with data from ongoing programs offered by districts and private providers across the United States, to demonstrate the potential of summer programs to improve achievement as well as the challenges in creating and maintaining such programs.

The National Bureau of Economic Research, Improving College Performance and Retention the Easy Way: Unpacking the ACT Exam: The report finds that two of the four subtests of the ACT, English and Mathematics, are highly predictive of positive college outcomes.

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