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Keily, Tom – Education Commission of the States, 2019
The notion that the U.S. has a growing skills gap -- the difference between what employers need to fill in-demand positions and the skill of the current workforce -- is a hot topic among policymakers. By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, according to the Georgetown University Center on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
Spillane, Nancy K.; Lynch, Sharon J.; Ford, Michael R. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
The authors report on a study of eight inclusive STEM high schools that are designed to increase the numbers of students in demographic groups underrepresented in STEM. As STEM schools, they have had broader and deeper STEM coursework (taken by all students) than required by their respective states and school districts; they also had outcome…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education
Farbman, David; Wolf, Dennie Palmer; Sherlock, Diane – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
In schools across the country, educators recognize the power of the arts to change young lives. They know that students' sustained engagement with enriching, high-quality experiences in the arts promotes essential skills and perspectives--like the capacity to solve problems, express ideas, harness and hone creativity, and persevere toward a job…
Descriptors: Art Education, Extended School Day, Case Studies, Charter Schools
DeArmond, Michael; Denice, Patrick; Gross, Betheny; Hernandez, Jose; Jochim, Ashley – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2015
This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city's children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Low Income Students
Kaplan, Claire; Chan, Roy; Farbman, David A.; Novoryta, Ami – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
This study looks deeply inside 17 schools that stand at the vanguard of the current revolution in teaching. This new National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) report reveals the substantive ways in which these schools are providing their teachers with more time to reflect on, develop, and hone their craft, by very explicitly leveraging an…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
Costello, Cynthia B. – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2014
This report focuses on pathways to postsecondary education (PSE), including high school completion, for pregnant and parenting teens. Although birth rates among teens have declined in the United States over the last 20 years, one in seven adolescent females (14.4 percent) is expected to give birth before age 20 with females of color (24 percent of…
Descriptors: Early Parenthood, Adolescents, College Preparation, Postsecondary Education
Education Commission of the States, 2014
Recent high school graduates continue to make up a significant number of postsecondary enrollees, begetting a clear focus by education leaders and state policymakers on strategies that support successful student transitions from high school to college. Of the nation's 3.3 million expected high school graduates for the 2014-15 academic year, a full…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, College Bound Students, High School Graduates, State Policy
Cahill, Charlotte; Hoffman, Nancy; Loyd, Amy; Vargas, Joel – Jobs For the Future, 2014
This brief begins with a discussion of the composition of state leadership teams and organizing structures for supporting a Pathways to Prosperity Network initiative, and then describes effective strategies currently at play in the network states for jumpstarting work in the regions. It goes on to review state policies that support 9-14…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Dual Enrollment, Vocational Education
Webb, Michael – Jobs For the Future, 2014
Early college schools are succeeding at our nation's most daunting educational challenge--propelling students from underserved backgrounds to graduate high school and earn postsecondary degrees. These schools combine high school and college in rigorous, yet supportive environments that embrace acceleration over remediation. Their "college for…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Cushman, Nicole; Kantor, Leslie M.; Schroeder, Elizabeth; Eicher, Lesley; Gambone, Gina – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2014
In this study, we identified 10 sexuality education programmes from different locations in the USA that aim to give young people knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships, as well as avoid pregnancy and disease. We conducted in-depth interviews with programme administrators to develop a series of case studies and provide concrete…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Knowledge Level, Skill Development, Health Promotion
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry among low-income students, considerable gaps by socioeconomic status remain. To date, policy makers have largely overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college. In Summer 2012, the authors designed a randomized trial to…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, College Bound Students, Low Income Students, Handheld Devices
Bertrand, Clare – Jobs For the Future, 2013
Increasingly, school districts, schools, and their partners are incorporating technology into strategies that help engage young people who have fallen off track to on-time graduation get back on track and move into effective educational pathways. This is especially true in light of the continuing pressure to raise high school graduation rates and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Strategies, At Risk Students, Dropout Prevention
Almeida, Cheryl; Steinberg, Adria; Santos, Janet – Jobs For the Future, 2013
Almost 7 million young Americans (age 16-24) are insufficiently attached to school or work. Based on conservative estimates, we can generate over $1 billion just by helping a mere 0.1 percent earn a high school credential and complete their first year of college through Back on Track Designs. This brief lays out the cost of setting up these GED-…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, Cost Effectiveness
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Hedges, Larry V.; Hedberg, E. C. – Evaluation Review, 2013
Background: Cluster-randomized experiments that assign intact groups such as schools or school districts to treatment conditions are increasingly common in educational research. Such experiments are inherently multilevel designs whose sensitivity (statistical power and precision of estimates) depends on the variance decomposition across levels.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Multivariate Analysis, Educational Experiments, Statistical Analysis
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
Over the past decade, research on dropout prevention has become focused on using evidence-based practice, and data-driven decisions, to mitigate students' dropping out of high school and instead, support and prepare students for career and college. Early warning systems or on-track indicators, in which readily available student-level data are used…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Dropout Prevention, Evidence, At Risk Students
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