Now What? Imperatives and Options for Common Core Implementation and Governance from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Most states have adopted the “Common Core” English language arts and math standards, and most are also working on common assessments. In this report, the authors ask but…now what?
Promoting Quality: State Strategies for Overseeing Dual Enrollment Programs from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. This study documents the strategies that six states employ to ensure that college courses offered to high school students are of the same high quality and rigor as courses offered to matriculated college students.
Minorities in Higher Education 2010 – Twenty-Fourth Status Report from the American Council on Education. This report finds that young Hispanics and African Americans have made no appreciable progress in postsecondary attainment as compared to their older peers, and attainment rates have dipped for the youngest group (aged 25-34). Note: This report costs $30.00 for non-members and $27.00 for ACE member institutions.
Divided We Fail: Improving Completion and Closing Racial Gaps in California’s Community Colleges from the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy. This study looks at an alarming trend at California’s community colleges and finds that the vast majority of students hoping to earn an associate degree or a vocational certificate drop out instead.Read Entire Post