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Sattem, Jennifer; Hyslop, Anne – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2021
Postsecondary education is vital to thrive, not just survive. Eighty percent of good-paying jobs require postsecondary education, and 56 percent require a bachelor's degree or higher. While the nation's high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high of 85 percent, students are insufficiently prepared for postsecondary education and the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Graduation Requirements, Graduation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
The adolescent brain is malleable, which makes adolescents particularly vulnerable to the impact of trauma. Yet this malleability also presents an opportunity. Since the brain undergoes dramatic changes during adolescence, this period of development offers the chance to heal from trauma experienced early in life when young people receive targeted…
Descriptors: Trauma, Adolescents, Brain, Cognitive Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) reauthorizes and updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). Perkins V includes several provisions designed to ensure that career and technical education (CTE) programs meet the demands of the twenty-first-century economy.…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Vocational Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
Completing additional education after high school has nearly become a prerequisite for a stable career and middle-class income. Yet the total cost of higher education continues to climb, increasing 31 percent at public institutions and 24 percent at private nonprofit institutions in ten years. Consequently, student loans will remain a reality for…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Hermann, Hans – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
Changes in their brains, combined with a greater awareness of peers and events around them, make adolescence a key time for students to figure out who they are, what they aspire to be, and what they want to do in the world. This Alliance for Excellent Education report explores how human identity and self-regulation develop during adolescence and…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Metacognition, Self Control, Adolescent Development
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires states to identify schools with struggling students for comprehensive, additional targeted, or targeted support and improvement (CSI, ATS, or TSI respectively). States must identify schools for CSI when the whole school is among the bottom 5 percent of Title I schools in the state. Meanwhile, they…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
At a time when innovation and flexibility have been lauded and prioritized in federal education policy, the passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) presents a unique opportunity for state education and workforce leaders to explore innovative ways to transform postsecondary outcomes for…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Vocational Education, College Readiness
Dannenberg, Michael; Hyslop, Anne – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
This report, released by Education Reform Now and the Alliance for Excellent Education, finds that the "12" in K-12 education may be unnecessary for nearly a quarter of high school students. The report introduces two accelerated pathways for college-ready juniors that would provide meaningful access to full-time, college-level…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Acceleration (Education), Grade 11
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
More than one-third of all first-year college students take some type of remedial course work and for historically underserved students, this number can be much higher. While remedial education strives to help students attain the skills they need to succeed in college, it also can deter completion by adding to the cost and time necessary to earn a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Readiness, High School Students, Educational Legislation
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) provides a critical opportunity to eliminate race- and income-based disparities in college preparation, enrollment, persistence, and completion. The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) believes that these disparities are caused, at least in part, by inequities at the high school level…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Readiness, Higher Education, Educational Legislation
Loschert, Kristen – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2019
Adolescence is a time of transition characterized by rapid physical, neurological, cognitive, and socioemotional development. As students move toward adulthood, their bodies and minds change. Those changes affect how they learn and, likewise, should influence how educators interact with youth. This Alliance for Excellent Education report…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Developmental Stages, Scientific Research
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2018
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are responsible for setting the minimum number of students needed to form a student subgroup for federal accountability and reporting purposes. This required student subgroup size is commonly referred to as the state-set "n-size." The accountability n-size affects action by influencing…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Accountability
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 outlines a direct and sustained approach to improving literacy achievement by supporting states in developing high-quality literacy instruction and a continuum of interventions and support for students at risk for reading and writing failure.
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Literacy
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2017
Early college programs offer students a wide-ranging curriculum of high school and college course work, enabling students to graduate with a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit. This fact sheet examines one such program, Bard High School Early Colleges, and includes a series of questions state and district leaders can use to…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Acceleration (Education), High School Students, Higher Education
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2017
Research shows that students who participate in early college programs are more likely to enroll in and persist through college than non-early college students. This fact sheet examines the impact of a districtwide early college program in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District in Texas. The fact sheet includes a series of questions…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Acceleration (Education), High School Students, Higher Education
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