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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
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
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
Smith, Karl – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2014
Since 1990, high school students in Washington have had the choice of earning college credit through the Running Start program. Running start is a dual enrollment and dual credit program that allows eleventh and twelfth grade high school students to take college courses at any of Washington's 34 community and technical colleges, Central Washington…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Diversity, Dual Enrollment, High Schools
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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report provides a first look at selected findings from the first follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 focuses on understanding students' trajectories from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The core research questions for the study explore secondary to postsecondary…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Alfeld, Corinne; Charner, Ivan; Johnson, Lisa; Watts, Eric – National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, 2013
This report describes the Year 5 work of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's (NRCCTE) Technical Assistance (TA) Academy. In 2011-2012, the TA plan carried out by FHI 360 on behalf of the NRCCTE focused on developing a conceptual base for work-based learning (WBL), a strategy that helps students apply academic and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workplace Learning, High School Students, Job Skills
Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2012
This report provides a summary of states currently administering end-of-course (EOC) assessments. The number of EOC assessments administered by states, the subjects most likely to have an associated EOC exam, and the purpose of EOC exams (for example, percentage of the final course grade and/or graduation requirement) are reviewed. State policies…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, High School Students, Educational Testing
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2012
This report identifies the states with current or pending state-level end-of-course assessment (EOC) programs, the subjects in which EOCs are administered in the states, and the EOCs (if any) students must pass to graduate from high school. Twenty-two states currently administer one or more EOCs to all students in an EOC course. This number will…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, State Regulation, State Surveys
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Surface, Jeanne; Stader, David; Graca, Thomas; Lowe, Jerry – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2012
Educational leaders have a substantial degree of control over students and generally have a tremendous influence on the decisions that they make. District administrators are already involved in comprehensive efforts to stem sexual harassment, teen violence and bullying; therefore, they may be well positioned to identify and address the problem of…
Descriptors: Violence, Dating (Social), School Districts, Safety
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Ingels, Steven J.; Dalton, Ben; Holder, Tommy E., Jr.; Lauff, Erich; Burns, Laura J. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This First Look presents findings from the base-year survey of the newly launched High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), the first round of a study that will follow a ninth-grade cohort through high school and into their postsecondary years. HSLS:09 is the fifth in a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) high school…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, High School Students, Student Characteristics
Allen, Peg; Ciancio, Jean; Rutkowski, Susie – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2008
For students with disabilities, the opportunity to work in a supportive environment is one that can bring them, and their employers, great rewards. This article describes a program that started more than a decade ago at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, which is giving students just that kind of opportunity through innovative…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Independent Living, Hospitals, Attitudes toward Disabilities