The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a Webinar titled “Youth CareerConnect Program: An Opportunity to Redefine the High School Experience and Increase College and Career Readiness” on December 18, 2013. This Webinar provided information about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Youth CareerConnect (YCC) grant program and approaches to secondary school reform within the context of the program.
On December 16th, Education Week hosted a Webinar entitled “Beyond School: Earning Credit for Real-World Experiences.” This Webinar discusses an extended learning opportunity (ELO) initiative involving Providence, Rhode Island school district and its nonprofit partner Providence After School Alliance (PASA). In selected high schools throughout the district, students participate in community programs for digital badges and course credit.
On December 18, 2013, the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) examined the importance of social-emotional support for youth aging out of the foster care system in a Webinar titled, “Social, Emotional and Physical Well-Being for Youth in Transition from the Foster Care System.” The Webinar highlighted the report by the Youth Transition F
This brief argues that California and many other states have the foundations in place to build better accountability systems, and proposes a three-pronged approach to put California back on the path of national leadership.
Using Oklahoma as a case study, this article provides analysis of what happens to students after high school graduation.
This report examines the reasons why California’s current accountability system is not producing students who are graduating from high school ready for college and careers, and proposes a better alternative.
This series of essays explores the challenges of implementing so many education reforms—such as new Common Core standards, new assessments, new accountability systems, new teacher evaluations, new data systems, and for some states, Race to the Top—all at once, provides a framework for policymakers to think about the choices ahead, as well as strategies and solutions to unexpected conflicts.
This report offers an analysis of current, voluntary accountability systems which exist in higher education, and suggests that in order to improve consumer choice and exert meaningful pressure on schools to improve, new accountability systems need to be more complete, comparison-friendly, and designed to highlight institutional differences.
In today’s world, earning a high school diploma doesn’t guarantee college readiness. To explore what states are doing to address this critical problem, the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Columbia’s Teachers College has developed the Reshaping the College Transition project. Two of CCRC’s four planned reports were published in 2013.
This report examines the graduation rates across the nation's colleges and universities, using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Institutions with highest and lowest graduation rates are included and the differences between these institutions are discussed. The report finds that there is great variability among graduation rates, even among institutions that have similar admission standards and admit students with similar backgrounds.