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Jobs for the Future, 2020
Today, 4.5 million young adults ages 16 to 24 are out of school and unemployed. Often referred to as "opportunity youth," they face significant barriers in the labor market. Policymakers must learn from proven college and career pathways models and craft effective policies to help opportunity youth succeed in education, skills training,…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Jobs for the Future, 2019
Roughly 75 million Americans don't have the work or wages they need to get by. They either lack the skills employers seek or can't access jobs with sufficient pay. These are America's untapped workers--people who are unemployed or underemployed, but who can succeed in the nation's rapidly changing economy if offered the right education, training,…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development
Gould, Elise; Wolfe, Julia; Mokhiber, Zane – Economic Policy Institute, 2019
The members of the high school Class of 2019 who enter the labor market right after graduating have better job prospects than young people who graduated from high school into the aftermath of the recession, a result of the steady (if slow) progression of the economic recovery. This study analyzes data on recent young high school graduates (ages…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Unemployment, Underemployment, Wages
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de Brey, Cristobal; Musu, Lauren; McFarland, Joel; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Anlan; Branstetter, Claire; Wang, Xiaolei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The indicators in this report show that some traditionally disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups have made strides in educational achievement, but that gaps still persist. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement
Okpych, Nathanael J.; Park, Sunggeun; Courtney, Mark E. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
Since the late 1990s, the federal government has increased supports that promote college success for foster youth (Okpych, 2012), such as the $5,000 education and training voucher that foster youth can use each year toward college expenses. A key piece of federal legislation supporting foster youth is the 2008 Fostering Connections to Success and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Academic Persistence
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 54th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the purpose of the "Digest" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance