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Hemphill, Clara; Nauer, Kim; White, Andrew; Jacobs, Thomas – Education Funders Research Initiative, 2013
The shift in education reform to a goal of college and career readiness for all students is a change that has been embraced widely across the country. The challenge of designing new policies and programs that could accomplish the goal that all students should graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Public Schools
Education Funders Research Initiative, 2013
Education Funders Research Initiative (EdFunders), a project of Philanthropy New York, is supported by a group of diverse funding organizations that have pursued an array of education reform strategies. EdFunders have come together to engage New Yorkers and focus leaders on new research into how to best prepare students for college and…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Financial Support, Educational Change, College Preparation
Bruce, Mary; Bridgeland, John – College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
In the next decade, more than half of all new American jobs will require some postsecondary education, yet the current college attainment rate for the nation is 39 percent. The challenges appear well before students begin college: one in four public high school students fails to graduate on time, and of those who graduate, one-third need remedial…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, Careers, School Counselors