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Dounay, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2008
Relatively little policy activity has focused on the key role of counselors in providing the guidance students need to make informed decisions about their post-high school options. This issue of "Progress of Education Reform" takes a closer look at research related to: (1) The variation in access of college counseling across schools and the impact…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Guidance, High School Students, Higher Education
Dounay, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2007
Improving high school graduation rates has in recent years become a growing concern to state and local policymakers for a number of reasons: the reduced economic opportunities and increased social costs for individuals without a high school diploma; the economic consequences, such as reduced tax revenues; and the need for more college graduates.…
Descriptors: High Schools, Taxes, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention