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From the Field - Postsecondary Success & Job Readiness
June 14, 2013
The National Council of Young Leaders
The National Council of Young Leaders is a diverse body of young leaders from across the United States who advise policy makers and funders on issues affecting ...
June 10, 2013
Grad Nation Guidebook for Increasing Graduation Rates
America's Promise has released the updated
Grad Nation Community Guidebook (Community Guidebook),
a research-based toolkit for communities working to ...
May 23, 2013
Infographic: Service and Conservation Corps for Youth
This one-pager explains the basics of Conservation and Service Corps, two key programs as part of the national Corps Network. Corps are Crew-based youth ...
May 20, 2013
In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrant Students: The Facts
Legislation from over a dozen states are rolling in to permit certain undocumented students who have attended and graduated from their primary and secondary schools ...
May 9, 2013
Tell America's Colleges: I am Not a Loan
Higher education should be about creating opportunity — NOT getting crushed by lifelong debt. But too many hard-working students and their families have watched ...
May 8, 2013
Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America’s Youth
While the United States has seen graduation rates increase in recent years, national graduation data mask the fact that many of our students, especially low-income ...
May 7, 2013
Improving College Prep. for Low-Income Students
If more children from low-income families graduated from college, income inequality would fall and economic opportunity would increase. A major barrier to a college ...
May 7, 2013
What Does It Really Mean to Be College & Work Ready?
Students are failing to learn the basic math and English skills and concepts needed for success in community colleges, according to the report from the National ...
April 30, 2013
Efforts to Push Community-College Students Toward Degree Completion
Mandatory student advising, more structured pathways to a degree and less reliance on remedial courses were among the strategies for improving success rates for ...
April 30, 2013
Pathways through College: Strategies for Improving Community College Student Success
Our Piece of the Pie reports that better academic preparation and student supports such as dual enrollment, financial aid, and improved transfer policies to 4-year ...
April 29, 2013
A Toolkit for Employers: Connecting Youth & Business
Finding employment in this economy is challenging, but imagine you are a young person who needs a job and has no experience. Then imagine you don’t have the ...
April 23, 2013
State Policies to Improve Student Transfer
Many students attend more than one institution of higher education before earning a degree. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, one-third ...
April 16, 2013
What Promotes Resilience in Urban Native American Youth?
Resilience Among Urban American Indian Adolescents, r
esearchers from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University surveyed ...
April 11, 2013
Mistakes Kids Make: Video & Interactive Action Campaign
Mistakes Kids Make
is a storytelling project to remind us that the mistakes kids make should not ruin the rest of their lives or the lives of ...
April 10, 2013
Stuck: Young America's Persistent Jobs Crisis
Young adults are in a critical period of change and choices, as they confront the decisions that will pave the way to their futures. But the generation coming into ...
April 2, 2013
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment & College Degrees
This study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credentials in the ...
March 27, 2013
Improving State Postsecondary Education Through Budgets
Change is necessary in how U.S. public higher education is financed, according to a report issued today by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO).
March 26, 2013
Deep State Higher Education Cuts May Harm for Years to Come
As states prepare their budgets for FY2014, they face the challenge of reinvesting in public higher education systems after years of damaging cuts — the product ...
March 26, 2013
Using a Latino Lens to Reimagine Financial Aid
Federal financial aid is critical to student access and success in postsecondary education for many students, including most Latinos. However, current realities are ...
March 20, 2013
Improving College Readiness in the Age of the Common Core
Over the next ten years, more than half of all jobs will require some education beyond high school. The majority of students entering college do not earn a college ...
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