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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
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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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Ke; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Mann, Farrah Bullock – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
"The Condition of Education 2018" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This report contains indicators on the state of education in the United States, from prekindergarten through…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Kindergarten
Shambaugh, Jay; Bauer, Lauren; Breitwieser, Audrey – Hamilton Project, 2018
Human capital investment is central to raising wages. This chapter describes trends in human capital investment and educational attainment. It reviews the evidence of the wage returns to educational attainment and to early childhood education, K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce development policies and programs. Finally, this…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Wages, Educational Attainment, Investment
OECD Publishing, 2017
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, "Education at a Glance 2017" provides key information on the output of…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Higher Education
OECD Publishing, 2016
"Education at a Glance" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides key information on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Higher Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The 2014 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 50th 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 of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts
OECD Publishing, 2015
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Adults
American Youth Policy Forum, 2015
Pathways to Postsecondary Opportunities are the range of options created across education institutions, training providers, and community-­based organizations so that each and every young person can access the necessary and personally relevant credentials, skills, and training beyond the completion of a secondary credential that will propel…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Education, Job Skills
American Youth Policy Forum, 2015
Each young person must navigate his/her own pathway into and through postsecondary education and the workforce to long-term success personalized to his/her own unique needs and desires. The pathway to long-term success is often articulated as a straight road through K-12 education into postsecondary education (either academic or technical…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Barriers, Access to Education, Stakeholders
American Youth Policy Forum, 2015
Out of 38.9 million Americans who fall into the 16-24 age range, approximately 6.7 million are Opportunity Youth--youth neither in school nor working--who face more pronounced barriers to success. This report shows how programs and policies in two states, Connecticut and Michigan, are responding to the need for postsecondary pathways, especially…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, At Risk Persons, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Derden, M. Wade; Miller, Michael T. – Critical Questions in Education, 2014
Efforts to enhance college going rates have employed a number of strategies, such as improving recruitment efforts and enhancing financial aid packages. Little effort, however, has been directed at looking at the social and human capital that might impact a residential community, and the subsequent influence this community might have on a…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Postsecondary Education, Cultural Influences, Social Influences
OECD Publishing, 2014
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD's 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries. In the 2014 edition, new…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Adults, Educational Attainment, Secondary Education
OECD Publishing (NJ3), 2012
Canada weathered the global economic crisis well, mainly reflecting sustained growth in domestic pending, and the economy is continuing to grow despite the persistence of international turbulence, most recently stemming from the euro zone sovereign debt crisis. In Canada's case, several factors are acting in its favour. Federal fiscal plans are…
Descriptors: Innovation, Living Standards, Foreign Countries, Banking
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
"Education at a Glance 2011: Highlights" offers a reader-friendly introduction to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) collection of internationally comparable data on education. As the name suggests, it is derived from "Education at a Glance 2011", the OECD's flagship compendium of education…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Benefits
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