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May 20, 2011 02:15 pm

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Education and the Economy: Boosting the Nation’s Economy by Improving High School Graduation Rates Among Students of Color and Native Students from theAlliance for Excellent Education. This report demonstrate the economic benefits that the nation as a whole would likely see by improving the high school graduation rates of students of color and Native students.

The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models from the Innosight Institute. This white paper seeks to provide a working definition of blended learning, along with a framework for mapping and defining blended-learning models.

2010 Distance Education Survey Results – Trends in eLearning: Tracking the Impact of eLearning at Community Colleges from the Instructional Technology Council. This survey finds that community colleges reported a 9% increase in their distance education enrollments from 2009 to 2010. The increase was found to be higher than the 8% increase in overall student enrollment at two-year institutions.

Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a Troubled Economy from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This report finds that just over half of recent college graduates are working full-time; half are working in jobs not requiring a BA or BS degree.

Developing 20/20 Vision on the 2020 Degree Attainment Goal: The Threat of Income-Based Inequality in Education from thePell Institute. According to this study, without more students from lower-income families earning bachelor’s degrees, the United States won’t meet the Obama administration’s college-completion goal.

Expanded Measures of School Performance from the RAND Corporation. This study offers policymakers suggestions for expanding performance measurement standards and examines expanded performance measures beyond those currently required under NCLB.

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