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Arnold, Karen D.; Chewning, Alexandra; Castleman, Benjamin; Page, Lindsay – Journal of College Access, 2015
Summer melt occurs when students who have been accepted to college and intend to enroll fail to matriculate in college in the fall semester after high school. A high rate of summer melt contributes to the lower postsecondary attainment rates of low-income students, in particular. This article presents qualitative findings from two interventions…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Low Income, Summer Programs, Intervention
Johnson, Jerry; Showalter, Daniel; Klein, Robert; Lester, Christine – Rural School and Community Trust, 2014
"Why Rural Matters 2013-14" is the seventh in a series of biennial reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states. While it is the seventh in a series, this report is not simply an…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy
Rains, Thomas; West, Jill; Mitchell, Andrew – A+ Education Partnership, 2014
A+ Education Partnership is a statewide, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to shape policy, improve teaching and learning, and engage communities in ongoing conversations about the best ways to create great schools for every child and build a bright future for Alabama. "Alabama Public Education at a Glance" provides in…
Descriptors: Public Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates
Louisiana Board of Regents, 2014
In 2011, the Board of Regents (BoR), through the development and implementation of the Master Plan, advanced its vision for the future of postsecondary education by adopting the following three broad goals: (1) Increase the educational attainment of the State's adult population to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) States' average by…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Master Plans, Educational Attainment, Research
Guam Department of Education, 2014
This report addresses the reporting requirements of Public Law 26-26 and the provisions of "No Child Left Behind" ("NCLB") as described in the Guam Department of Education Board adopted "District Action Plan" ("DAP"). Public Law 26-26, Section 3106 states that "No later than thirty (30) days following…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Educational Objectives, School Districts
Alabama State Department of Education, 2014
Beginning in January of 2012, the Alabama State Board of Education embarked on a bold and transformation plan for K-12 public education known as PLAN 2020. Foundational to this plan was a new definition of a successful and prepared high school graduate informed by community colleges, institutions of higher education, and business and industry,…
Descriptors: Public Education, Graduation Rate, School Safety, Discipline
Louisiana Board of Regents, 2013
In 2011, the Board of Regents (BoR), through the development and implementation of the Master Plan, advanced its vision for the future of postsecondary education by adopting the following three broad goals: (1) Increase the educational attainment of the State's adult population to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) States' average by…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Master Plans, Educational Attainment, Research
Hemphill, Clara; Nauer, Kim; White, Andrew; Jacobs, Thomas – Education Funders Research Initiative, 2013
The shift in education reform to a goal of college and career readiness for all students is a change that has been embraced widely across the country. The challenge of designing new policies and programs that could accomplish the goal that all students should graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Public Schools
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Hussar, William J.; Bailey, Tabitha M. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
"Projections of Education Statistics to 2021" is the 40th report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary degree-granting institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in "Projections of Education Statistics to 2020" and projections of…
Descriptors: Enrollment Projections, Graduation Rate, Expenditures, Educational Finance
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Aud, Susan; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Kristapovich, Paul; Rathbun, Amy; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
To help inform policymakers and the public about the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education." This year's report presents 42 indicators of important developments and trends in U.S. education. These…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Dropouts, Charter Schools, Educational Attainment
Shulock, Nancy; Moore, Colleen – Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy, 2013
The California Community Colleges are vital to closing the projected shortfall of Californians with a postsecondary credential and sustaining the state's economic competitiveness. Increasing the number of students who pursue and earn certificates and associate degrees in career technical education (CTE) fields is an important component of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges, College Role
Vu, Lisa; Walters, Nancy – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2013
With over 4,400 colleges and universities offering a variety of degrees and programs, and more than 2,000 non-degree granting institutions, the postsecondary education landscape within the United States can be a complex web to navigate for high school students (U.S. Department of Education, 2012). The transition from high school to postsecondary…
Descriptors: College Students, Immigrants, College Preparation, High School Graduates
Fowler, Donna; Tolbert, Michelle – Office of Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education, 2012
This Guide is designed for people who are incarcerated and for those on community supervision (probation and parole). It will help you get started--or continue--on the path to further education and training. Earning a high school credential, getting a certificate or license in a career technical field, or earning an associate or bachelor's degree…
Descriptors: Credentials, Dropouts, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs
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
Alabama Department of Education, 2012
Public education in Alabama is moving in the right direction and is poised to be a national model for the college and career readiness of its students. Through some of the most challenging financial circumstances, public education in Alabama has continued to show great promise in many areas, including reading, math, and science. The success of…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, State Surveys, Attendance
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