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Grossman, Jean Baldwin; Quint, Janet; Gingrich, Jessica; Cerna, Oscar; Diamond, John; Levine, Andrew; Willard, Jacklyn – MDRC, 2015
Community colleges enroll almost half of the undergraduates in the United States and provide students the option to earn a degree at a lower cost and offer more flexible class schedules than four-year colleges. However, among first-time, full-time degree-seeking students entering public two-year schools, only about 20 percent graduate with a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Access to Education, Change Strategies
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
Publicly reporting timely, actionable, and comprehensible data is one of the most powerful ways states can promote transparency, strengthen accountability, and ensure that everyone with a stake in education--parents, educators, policymakers, researchers, and members of the public and press-- has access to the information they need to make good…
Descriptors: State Policy, Parents, Empowerment, Accountability
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Golden, Laura; Harris, Barbara; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Boyle, Andrea; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; O'Day, Jennifer – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). This evaluation brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high proportions of English Language…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid, Grants
Collier, Denise; Burkholder, Karla; Branum, Tabitha – Committee for Economic Development, 2013
Today's students are often called "digital-age learners"--reflecting their technological savvy and free-agent approach to learning. With their iPods, iPhones, computer games, social media pages, and text messaging, these digital-age students have access to resources and knowledge beyond traditional school structures and practices. These…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Performance Factors, Barriers, Electronic Learning
Martinez, Laura; Hayes, Cheryl D.; Silloway, Torey – Children's Aid Society, 2013
Social return on investment (SROI) analysis offers a practical new approach for measuring and communicating the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and educational services to children and their families. This guide highlights the key steps in conducting SROI research, issues in data-gathering and analysis, as well…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Community Schools, Outcome Measures, Integrated Services
Blank, Martin J.; Jacobson, Reuben; Melaville, Atelia; Pearson, Sarah S. – Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Community schools are one of the most efficient and effective strategies to improve outcomes for students as well as families and communities. Community schools leverage public and private investments by generating additional financial resources from partners and other sources. This report looks at how community schools finance their work. It…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Success, Educational Resources, Educational Finance
Coalition for Community Schools, 2010
Community schools are one of the most efficient and effective strategies to improve outcomes for students as well as families and communities. Community schools leverage public and private investments by generating additional financial resources from partners and other sources. This report looks at how community schools finance their work. It…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Success, Educational Finance, Partnerships in Education
Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2010
Which factors promote student transfer from California Community Colleges (CCC) to baccalaureate-granting institutions? How do community college practices support this transition? Which student behaviors and characteristics particularly facilitate their movement to four-year colleges and universities? The Research and Planning Group for California…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Research Projects, Student Behavior