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Mingle, James; Chalous, Bruce; Birkes, Angela – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2005
Most of us realize that increasing the education of adults who did not complete high school is good. Fewer of us realize just how good. This report on one of the Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) Challenge to Lead Goals for Education focuses on the considerable impact of closing the education gap for these adults in SREB states. The…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Steinberg, Adria; Almeida, Cheryl – Jobs for the Future, 2004
The number of high school age students who do not complete high school is receiving increased attention as a serious challenge facing the educational system. This is happening for several reasons. New research estimates that about 30 percent of high school students fail to earn a diploma in the standard number of years, a higher figure than state…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, High School Students