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Jimenez, Laura; Lam, Livia – Center for American Progress, 2021
Despite the billions of dollars that the federal government spends each year on education and workforce training, education and labor market outcomes remain inequitable. Research shows that students do not receive sufficient information about what careers are available and which courses best lead to those options, so they waste time in courses…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Laws, Education Work Relationship
Yuen, Victoria – Center for American Progress, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the most difficult semester in generations on college campuses across the United States. With that semester now wrapping up, public colleges and universities are facing costs that already dwarf the $7.6 billion in federal stimulus funds that are on their way to these institutions. Absent dramatic new action from…
Descriptors: School Closing, Public Colleges, Higher Education, Budgets
Miller, Ben – Center for American Progress, 2020
At $14 billion, the investment in operating support for higher education institutions from the coronavirus relief bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest one-year federal infusion of funds going straight to colleges since the Great Recession. Yet it's nowhere close to enough. Many states have already…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Funding Formulas, Educational Finance, Expenditures
Jimenez, Laura – Center for American Progress, 2020
The United States has failed to prepare all students for college and their careers. That failure has enormous consequences and has led to inequitable educational, economic, and civic opportunities that are disproportionately borne by Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students and workers. These students' and workers' rates of dropout, remediation,…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Citizen Participation
Sargrad, Scott; Harris, Khalilah M.; Partelow, Lisette; Campbell, Neil; Jimenez, Laura – Center for American Progress, 2020
In November, amid a global pandemic and economic crisis, voters will choose the next president of the United States. Clearly, there will be no shortage of pressing issues to tackle within the first 100 days of the next administration. Addressing COVID-19 and the economy will certainly be top agenda items, but regardless of this election's outcome,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Presidents, Elections
Custer, Bradley D. – Center for American Progress, 2020
It has long been recognized that Black and Latinx students are underrepresented at America's top public universities and thus deprived of access to the institutions with the best graduation rates and career outcomes. Much less understood is whether these students at least have equitable access to their local community colleges, which are supposed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Minority Group Students
Jimenez, Laura – Center for American Progress, 2020
Schools face enormous challenges regarding how to operate efficiently and safely for the 2020-21 school year. As part of that response, some state leaders are asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive the annual federal testing and accountability requirements for 2021, which are key to understanding and addressing gaps in education among…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control, Well Being
Campbell, Colleen – Center for American Progress, 2019
The United States has boosted attainment rates over the past decade, with the share of young adults with at least an associate degree increasing by 20 percent, resulting in an additional 5 million more individuals earning a college degree. But these gains in postsecondary attainment are not evenly distributed across the country. Of the 218.6…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Whites, African Americans
Garcia, Sara; Mawell, Connor – Center for American Progress, 2019
Although black male students are overrepresented on high-profile NCAA basketball and football teams, they actually represent the minority of athletes and athletic aid recipients in the Power Five conferences. In these conferences, there are more than twice as many white male athletes as black male athletes. The real imbalance becomes clear when…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Males, Student Athletes
Flores, Antoinette – Center for American Progress, 2019
On April 3, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education completed the first part of its months-long effort to deregulate higher education in the name of "innovation." The process was as wonky, arcane, and convoluted as anything in the halls of the federal government. But the result set in motion would be a momentous change for taxpayers and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Higher Education, Federal Regulation, Accreditation (Institutions)
Fiddiman, Bayliss; Yin, Jessica – Center for American Progress, 2019
Since Betsy DeVos became the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, she has continued to push for a federally funded private school voucher program. These programs currently exist in 29 states and provide state support--through direct payments or tax credits--for students to attend private schools. Some states have historically used…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Private Schools, Civil Rights, Program Effectiveness
Jimenez, Laura; Flores, Antoinette – Center for American Progress, 2019
Over the course of two short years and through quiet regulatory actions, many of which have not garnered many headlines, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has loosened accountability for U.S. schools and colleges, putting millions of students at risk of civil rights abuses and fraudulent financial schemes. Through aggressive use of its regulatory…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Accountability, Civil Rights, Federal Government
Yuen, Victoria – Center for American Progress, 2019
Recently released U.S. Department of Education data have revealed new insights into the college outcomes of low-income students. The new data offer some positive news--but they also present warning signs about just how poorly some sectors of higher education are serving students who receive the Pell Grant, the main federal grant offered to…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Grants
Jimenez, Laura – Center for American Progress, 2019
While most infrastructure discussions consider transportation, energy, and more, they too often ignore K-12 public schools, which welcome more than 50 million children and adults every day. K-12 public schools represent the nation's second-largest infrastructure sector. Schools are economic drivers, as well-prepared students will earn $1 million…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Miller, Ben – Center for American Progress, 2019
In 2017, the U.S. Department of Education released groundbreaking data showing that half of Black or African American borrowers who first entered college in the 2003-04 academic year defaulted on their student loans within 12 years. New federal data released this fall show that these numbers have not improved: Black or African American borrowers…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Educational Finance, African American Students, College Students
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