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Author(s):Steinberg, A., and Almeida, C
Title:Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Source:http://www.jff.org/Documents/raisinggradrates.pdf
Date:2008
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This paper calls upon state policymakers to commit to five key outcomes and suggests strategies and action steps that they can take to focus their high school reform efforts on ensuring that these commitments are met. The recommended strategies build on the recent actions of states to support the twin goals of college readiness and graduation for all, as well as on a growing body of research and innovative practice and programming that has yielded important new information about the kinds of supports that are required to help low-income and struggling students persevere and succeed.
Annotation:This paper calls upon state policymakers to commit to five key outcomes and suggests strategies and action steps that they can take to focus their high school reform efforts on ensuring that these commitments are met. The recommended strategies build on the recent actions of states to support the twin goals of college readiness and graduation for all, as well as on a growing body of research and innovative practice and programming that has yielded important new information about the kinds of supports that are required to help low-income and struggling students persevere and succeed. By building on and complementing ongoing systemic educational reform efforts with these strategies, policymakers can (and in some cases have begun to) gain traction in improving educational outcomes and options of high school aged students, especially low-income and struggling students.
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Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Finding the right college for you
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Student loan forgiveness programs
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
The debt explosion among college graduates
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
KnowHow2GO
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds