Pay for Success Catching on as Early Childhood Education Funding Option
A new poll shows that early childhood education is a national priority for Americans, regardless of party. Now more than ever, voters see quality early learning as a necessity for today’s families. But the question raised is how to pay for these programs.
Supporting College Access, Affordability and Completion Through a Financial Aid Experiment for Students in Dual Enrollment Programs
One model that is expanding opportunities for students to access and succeed in postsecondary education is dual enrollment, in which high school students enroll in academic programs offered by postsecondary institutions. Students who have attended a dual enrollment program are more likely to apply to, enroll in, and succeed at college.
Department of Education Launches Experiment to Provide Federal Pell Grant Funds to High School Students Taking College Courses for Credit
Earning a college degree is an increasingly important step towards entering the middle class. By 2020, approximately 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor’s degree, and another 30 percent will require at least an associate’s degree or some college. However, many high school students, especially those from low-income background slack access to the rigorous coursework and support services that help prepare students for success in college.
States Continue to Improve Graduation Rates, Particularly for Underserved Students
According to new, preliminary data reported by states for the 2013-14 school year, states continue to increase high school graduation rates and narrow the gap for traditionally underserved students. The vast majority of states (36) saw increases in overall graduation rates, while six states saw decreases and eight states saw no change since the 2012-13 school year. A majority of states also closed the achievement gap for black and Hispanic students (28 and 32, respectively), as well as low-income students (23), English learners (23), and students with disabilities (21).
New Resource Guide Helps Undocumented Students Achieve Their Dreams
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education released a resource guide to support undocumented students in high school and college. The
guide aims, “to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers.” The effort will help individuals and organizations invested in education better