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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
Cummings, Amy; Hess, Frederick M. – American Enterprise Institute, 2019
The 21st Century Charter School at Gary (21C), a K-12 charter school and is the flagship campus of the Greater Educational Opportunities (GEO) Foundation. GEO is a small charter management organization, founded in 1998 by Kevin Teasley, which today operates five schools in Gary, Indiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. GEO focuses on increasing high…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, College Readiness, High School Graduates, High School Students
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2016
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and its companion projects serve colleges and universities committed to monitoring and improving the quality of the undergraduate experience. While participating institutions receive detailed customized reports, the "Annual Results" series presents noteworthy aggregate findings from the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, National Surveys, Educational Quality, Student Characteristics
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Michigan. Descriptive statistics are presented for Michigan and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness, Enrollment
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Ohio. Descriptive statistics are presented for Ohio and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population characteristics,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Indiana. Descriptive statistics are presented for Indiana and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Missouri. Descriptive statistics are presented for Missouri and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2014
This report portrays various performance indicators that are intended to facilitate an assessment of the postsecondary education system in Wisconsin. Descriptive statistics are presented for Wisconsin and five other comparison states as well as the nation. Comparison states were selected according to the degree of similarity of population…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Indicators, Enrollment, Graduation Rate
Struhl, Ben – Jobs For the Future, 2013
Far too few students who enter college succeed in earning a certificate or degree. States are developing a range of strategies to increase college completion rates. Performance-based funding is an increasingly popular way for states to fund public colleges and universities: Produce more graduates; get more funding. The author suggests that in…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Funding Formulas, Incentives, Public Colleges
Slover-Linett, Cheryl; Stoner, Michael – Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2013
This white paper reports on findings from the fourth survey of social media in advancement, conducted in January and February, 2013 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Huron Education, and mStoner. The survey was taken by more than 1,000 CASE members. Featured are six case studies on the effective use of social media in…
Descriptors: Social Media, Fund Raising, Surveys, Case Studies
Adams, Caralee J. – Education Week, 2012
To give students an incentive to work hard--and save education dollars along the way--some states are encouraging early high school graduation by ramping up curricula or giving college scholarships. As a money-saving measure for families and states, lawmakers are allowing early high school exits and providing tuition aid. The policies emphasize…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, High School Graduates
Achieve, Inc., 2009
To give states the information they need to sustain hard-fought education reform effectively, Achieve conducted research on state education reforms that have been sustained successfully for over a decade or more. Funded by the GE Foundation, Achieve hopes this work will help other state leaders, wherever they may be on their road to reform,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Change, Case Studies
Klein, Steven; Richards, Amanda – MPR Associates, Inc., 2008
Oregon educators, policymakers, and business people are working together to increase the number and quality of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in secondary and postsecondary institutions. CTE is an integral component of Oregon's education and workforce development system and prepares students for careers in areas ranging from the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Economic Development, Careers, Human Services
Ashby, Nicole, Ed. – US Department of Education
"The Achiever" is a monthly newsletter designed expressly for parents and community leaders. Each issue contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. Highlights of this issue include: (1) Proposed Budget Invests More Into NCLB, Neediest Students; (2) Making History: L.A. County School With Disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Newsletters, Federal Programs, Public Agencies