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Houston Independent School District, 2018
Houston Independent School District (HISD) District and School Profiles provides parents, staff, community members, and other interested parties summary information regarding student performance and outcomes, demographics, and school programs for each HISD school covering the last five years. These profiles are divided by instructional level:…
Descriptors: School Districts, Profiles, Elementary Secondary Education, Elementary Schools
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Corrales, Antonio; Schumacher, Gary; Peters, Michelle L. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
This study examined the relationship between school funding and graduation rates of Hispanic students. Data from a purposeful sample of 147 Texas school districts identified as having a student Hispanic population greater than 75% were examined. Additionally, superintendents were interviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of the potential…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Superintendents
Yeado, Joe – Public Policy Forum, 2017
There has been considerable discussion among policymakers and school leaders in recent years about the need to prepare students as early as junior high and high school for the demands of the 21st Century knowledge economy. Efforts to provide this combination of knowledge and skills often fall under the label of "Career and Technical…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Public Schools, High Schools, High School Students
Houston Independent School District, 2017
The mission of the Houston Independent School District's (HISD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is to empower students with the academic and technical skills needed to strengthen the economic and social foundation of the city of Houston and beyond. HISD CTE programs are also tailored to prepare students to meet the current and future…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Enrollment
Houston Independent School District, 2017
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) offers 16 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet high school graduation endorsement requirements. CTE programs offer a sequence of courses that provides students with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Enrollment
Tamar-Belgraves, Myrna Irva – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Career and technical education (CTE) has been at the forefront of engagement, change, motivation, and high school reform since the early 20th century. However, the focus on tracking students into 4-year universities has significantly reduced the number of quality CTE programs that exist within the high school setting. With the release of the new…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Technical Education, Career Education, Enrollment Trends
Nagaoka, Jenny; Healey, Kaleen – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2016
The Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) vision is that every student graduates from high school prepared for success in college, career, and life. To help the city reach that goal, the To&Through Project is providing data that track the progress of students in Chicago and identify where students are falling off the path to college degree attainment.…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Urban Schools, College Readiness
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
In 2014, President Obama and the American Indian Education Study Group called for major changes to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), which has been under increasing criticism for the continued low performance of AI students within its jurisdiction (American Indian Education Study Group, 2014). Among these changes are shifts in BIE…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, At Risk Persons, Academic Achievement
Houston Independent School District, 2016
The mission of the Houston Independent School District's (HISD) Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is to empower students with the academic and technical skills needed to strengthen the economic and social foundation of the city of Houston and beyond. The program's goals and objectives focus on preparing students for success in their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Urban Schools, School Districts, Enrollment
Sepanik, Susan; Corrin, William; Roy, David; Gray, Aracelis; Fernandez, Felix; Briggs, Ashley; Wang, Kathleen K. – MDRC, 2015
Too many students in high-poverty, urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. Three national organizations--Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools--have formed "Diplomas Now" in an effort to transform urban secondary schools so fewer students drop out and…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Dropout Prevention, College Readiness
Corrin, William; Sepanik, Susan; Gray, Aracelis; Fernandez, Felix; Briggs, Ashley; Wang, Kathleen K. – MDRC, 2014
Too many students in high-poverty, urban communities drop out of high school, and too few graduate prepared for college and careers. Three national organizations--Talent Development Secondary, City Year, and Communities In Schools--have formed Diplomas Now in an effort to transform urban secondary schools so fewer students drop out and more…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, College Readiness
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 2014
The "Annual Joint Report on Pre-Kindergarten through Higher Education in Tennessee" complies with the requirements established in T.C.A. Section 49-1-302(a)(10). The act directs the State Board of Education and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission to provide a report to the Governor and General Assembly, all public schools, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation
ACT, Inc., 2013
Today, a majority of high school graduates aspire to earn a college degree, and yet only 68% of them immediately enroll in a two-or four-year postsecondary institution after completing high school. Even among students who do enroll in college many of them fail to complete a degree--only about 60% of students at four-year institutions complete a…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Academic Persistence, Colleges, High School Graduates
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has released a new publication titled "High School Graduation: State Policies Driving Transparency and Success." The report describes recent state actions aimed at ensuring all students graduate from high school college-and career-ready, and policy issues such as graduation rate…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Graduation, Graduation Rate, State Policy
Villavicencio, Adriana; Bhattacharya, Dyuti; Guidry, Brandon – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2013
College readiness is becoming an increasingly important standard by which to measure school success and student achievement. While high school graduation and dropout prevention remain critical issues for educators, there is a substantial gap in outcomes between students who only earn a high school diploma and those who go on to obtain a college…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Criticism
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