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Author(s):National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Title:Condition of education 2008
Organization:National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Short Description:The Education Department has released the 2008 edition of “The Condition of Education,” an annual compilation of statistics from various agency studies.
Annotation:The Education Department has released the 2008 edition of “The Condition of Education,” an annual compilation of statistics from various agency studies. The trends covered in the higher education sectors are not new, but some data sets have updates — and many educators find the compilation particularly useful for grouping data together.
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Associated Keywords:
Achievement Gap
Adult Students
Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
Early Childhood Education/School Readiness
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Elementary School
Financial Aid
High School
Low-Income Students
Middle School
National Perspectives
Non-traditional Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Teaching/Teacher Quality

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Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Federal student aid need analysis: Background and selected simplification issues
Economic diversity on campus
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Policy indicators for higher education WICHE states
A new way on school integration
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
USA Funds
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Taxing matters
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
2003 Status report on the federal education loan programs
The funding gap 2004: Many states still shortchange low-income and minority students
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Improving college access for minority, low-income, and first-generation students
All students reaching the top: Strategies for closing academic achievement gaps
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Raising the graduation rates of low-income college students
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
It’s all relative: The role of parents in college financing and enrollment
Improving math performance
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
National and state data
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
Teacher credentials and student achivement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Manchester College: Fast forward program
College access and tax credits
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
AMS Scholarships and Fellowships
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Career Voyages
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Flexible learning options for adult students
What is Known About the Impact of Financial Aid? Implications for Policy
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Economic state of young America
Fixing No Child Left Behind
School funding's tragic flaw
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
White students are racially isolated
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Adventures in education: For parents
Low-income students and college success: More than money
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Federal Aid First
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project