Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some pieces that the National High School Center and other organizations have recently released:*
The United States has slipped from being the world leader in 25-to-34 year-olds with post-secondary degrees in the 1980’s to ranking 12th today. There are a number of helpful avenues to prepare students for their journey into and through their postsecondary education, and college access programs are one option that provide services ranging from financial counseling to college visits and test preparation.
Diplomas Count 2012, the 7th edition of Education Week’s annual report highlighting high school graduation trends, was released on Friday, June 8th at an event in Washington, DC, also viewed live online via webcast. This year’s report highlights Latino students and the urgency around addressing the needs of this population.
Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:*
The National Center for Postsecondary Research (NCPR) at Teachers College, Columbia University, recently released two new studies of dual enrollment. Dual enrollment—in which high school students take college courses—has risen in popularity over the past decade as policymakers and educators have sought ways to smooth the transition from high school to college. The two studies add to a growing body of work that suggests that participation in dual enrollment can lead to a range of positive college outcomes for students.
Last year, the National College Access Network (NCAN), Center for Urban Education (CUE) at the University of Southern California, Boston Public Schools, and ICF Macro collaborated on NCAN’s Student Success Toolkit Demonstration Project, piloting CUE’s Equity Scorecard™ in two Boston high schools.