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Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
This fact sheet highlights the statistics of the status of the Asian Pacific Islander American high school students living in the continental United States in terms of: population; graduation, dropouts, and preparedness; schools, segregation, and teacher quality; special education and learning disabilities; and English language learners. Because…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Pacific Islanders, Learning Disabilities, Dropouts
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
Nearly one third of the more than six million students with disabilities in U.S. public schools are of traditional high school age. Though research indicates that the majority of high school-age students with disabilities and their parents are satisfied with the services they receive, many still face barriers and challenges to receiving an…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Dropout Rate, Pacific Islanders, American Indians
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African American, Hispanic, or Asian. These relatively youthful minority populations--Hispanics in particular--will drive demographic growth and diversification well into the twenty-first century. Nearly five million Latino students were enrolled…
Descriptors: African American Students, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, White Students
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
The United States Census Bureau projects that about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be black, Hispanic or Asian by 2050. As the nation's population changes, trends in the education of minority students and the characteristics of the schools they attend are especially important for today's education advocates. The Facts for Education…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Minority Groups, Racial Relations, Demography
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Years of data have consistently underscored the persistent graduation gap between America's students of color and their peers. The most recent estimate shows that high school graduation rates for African American, Latino, and American Indian students hover only slightly higher than 50 percent. This is more than 20 percentage points lower than that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, American Indians
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
The majority of students are leaving high school without the reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college and a career. Many of the more than 700,000 students who leave U.S. high schools each year without a diploma have low literacy skills. In America today, one in five students fails to graduate from high school on time. The…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, High School Students, Reading Achievement
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
The education gap that exists between white and minority students in the United States is a byproduct of both economic disparity and inequity. Lack of resources and fewer qualified teachers are just two factors that contribute to the problem. Currently, only about 70 percent of all American high school students graduate in the expected four years,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Income, Graduation Rate, Graduation
Amos, Jason – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
America's high schools are hemorrhaging talent at the rate of seven thousand students every school day--a steady drip that grows into a tidal wave of more than 1.2 million dropouts each year, a number equal to the entire population of Dallas or San Diego. Jobs that require relatively little education are increasingly done by machines or shipped…
Descriptors: High Schools, Heads of Households, Income, Graduation Rate
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
Nationally, millions of students in grades 7-12 are at risk of dropping out of high school because of low literacy skills, poor attendance, and class failure. The absence of a college- and career-ready education for these students is a civil rights and social justice issue that the federal government cannot ignore. Unfortunately, many of these…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropouts, Social Justice, Educational Quality
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) House Passes FY 2011 Spending Bill: Bill Cuts U.S. Department of Education Funding by $5 Billion; Title I, School…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Educational Change, Politics of Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
California is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Arizona is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Arkansas is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Alabama is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
Colorado is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Career Development
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