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Goger, Annelies; Parco, Allyson; Vegas, Emiliana – Brookings Institution, 2022
The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning, and skill signaling in global labor markets. From digital badges to bootcamps to learning and employment records (LERs), a wide range of public, private, and nonprofit initiatives and platforms have emerged…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Information Technology, Credentials, Information Storage
Reeves, Richard V.; Deng, Beyond – Brookings Institution, 2022
Who you know can have a significant impact on one's accessibility to resources and opportunities for mobility. While it is difficult to determine the causal impact of social capital on educational outcomes, we do present some evidence that relationships with families, peers, teachers, and counselors play a role in college enrollment, especially…
Descriptors: Youth, Young Adults, Opportunities, Social Networks
Christensen, Cody; Turner, Lesley J. – Brookings Institution, 2021
Community colleges play an important role in providing access to higher education and promoting economic mobility, but student outcomes vary widely across institutions. Although community colleges have been largely excluded from recent federal accountability action, the potential re-regulation of Gainful Employment raises the question of whether…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Accountability, Educational Policy
Restrepo, Leonardo; Turner, Lesley J. – Brookings Institution, 2021
The authors have developed a visualization tool to assist higher education stakeholders in exploring options in higher education performance and accountability. The tool allows users to visualize quickly differences between programs and institutions along a number of dimensions. This report draws five insights from the visualization tool: (1)…
Descriptors: Loan Repayment, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Salaries
Harris, Douglas N.; Liu, Lihan; Barrett, Nathan; Li, Ruoxi – Brookings Institution, 2020
High school graduation rates have increased dramatically in the past two decades. Some skepticism has arisen, however, because of the confluence of the graduation rise and the starts of high-stakes accountability for graduation rates with "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB). In this study we provide some of the first evidence about the role of…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Accountability, Human Capital, Educational Legislation
Reber, Sarah; Sinclair, Chenoah – Brookings Institution, 2020
Inequality in the United States has been rising in recent decades, while intergenerational mobility remains low. This means that absolute mobility--the extent to which children are economically better off than their parents--is declining, and intergenerational inequality is increasingly entrenched. A long literature suggests large returns to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Mobility, College Role, Low Income Students
Acton, Riley K. – Brookings Institution, 2020
Deciding which field to study is one of the most consequential decisions college students make, but most research on the topic focuses on students attending four-year colleges. To understand how students attending community colleges make field of study decisions, I link administrative educational records of recent high school graduates with local…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Majors (Students), Intellectual Disciplines
Escobari, Marcela; Seyal, Ian; Morales-Arilla, José; Shearer, Chad – Brookings Institution, 2019
The United States has posted more than 100 consecutive months of net job gains since the economic recovery began in 2010, making this the longest expansion in seven decades. Yet, for many, wage growth has lagged, leaving many families economically insecure. Meanwhile, job and economic growth continue to accrue in select corners of the nation,…
Descriptors: Regional Planning, Competition, Economic Progress, Labor Force Development
Kasman, Matt; Guyot, Katherine – Brookings Institution, 2019
There is currently a great deal of interest in the potential of reductions in or elimination of the cost of college attendance for students (here referred to as college subsidies) to increase equitable access to higher education. A number of Democratic presidential candidates have advanced proposals for such programs. However, because colleges and…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Grants, Paying for College, Simulation
Osterman, Paul – Brookings Institution, 2019
Since the late years of the Eisenhower Administration, when alarms were first raised about the impact of what was then called cybernation there have been cycles of interest in the role of training policy for addressing perceived national challenges. During the War on Poverty youth unemployment and juvenile delinquency motivated initiatives…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employment, Job Training, Labor Needs
Howarth, Robin; Stifler, Lisa – Brookings Institution, 2019
This report addresses the trend of for-profit colleges going exclusively online or contracting with nonprofit (mostly public) colleges to run their online programs. Using results from focus groups of for-profit student borrowers, we explore the risks that this rapid shift entails for students already vulnerable to poor outcomes. The Department of…
Descriptors: Failure, Proprietary Schools, Focus Groups, Outcomes of Education
Hansen, Michael; Levesque, Elizabeth; Valant, Jon; Quintero, Diana – Brookings Institution, 2018
This year's Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the 17th issue overall since its beginning in 2000. The 2018 edition focuses on the state of social studies and civics education in U.S. schools. Like previous editions, which were authored by Tom Loveless, the report comprises three studies: The first chapter examines student…
Descriptors: National Competency Tests, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Comparative Analysis
Harris, Douglas N.; Farmer-Hinton, Raquel; Kim, Debbie; Diamond, John; Reavis, Tangela Blakely; Rifelj, Kelly Krupa; Lustick, Hilary; Carl, Bradley – Brookings Institution, 2018
The price of college is rising, making college feel out of reach for a rising share of Americans. Families can borrow to be sure, but with total student loan debt now above $1 trillion nationally, the situation seems unsustainable. It is no surprise then that in the campaign for U.S. President in the 2016 election, nearly all candidates of both…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Tuition, Costs
Kasman, Matt; Heuberger, Benjamin; Hammond, Ross A. – Brookings Institution, 2018
The lack of basic financial knowledge and skills among youth today is of national concern. American high school students routinely fail tests that evaluate their financial knowledge and are ill-prepared to face important decisions about borrowing, saving, investing, and planning for their financial futures. The consequences of these low levels of…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Money Management, State Standards, Academic Standards
Loveless, Tom – Brookings Institution, 2017
This Brown Center Report (BCR) on American Education is the sixth and final edition in the third volume and the 16th issue overall. The series began in 2000. As in the past, the report comprises three studies. Also in keeping with tradition, the first section features recent results from state, national, or international assessments; the second…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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