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The Tax and Transfer Fiscal Impacts of Dropping Out of High School in Philadelphia City and Suburbs - January 2009
This report was developed to address the drop out crisis in Philadelphia and explores the economic prospects for youth who do not graduate from high school and the ripple effects for employers and the city. 1/30/09
Latino Students and U.S. High Schools (Jan. 2009)

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African American, Hispanic, or Asian. These relatively youthful minority populations, Hispanics in particular, will drive demographic growth and diversification well into the twenty-first century. Nearly five million Latino students were enrolled in America's public schools in the 1993-94 school year. By 2005-06, that number had doubled. Over the past two decades, the percentage of Latino students in U.S. elementary and secondary schools has grown significantly, while the percentage of white students has declined and that of African American students has held steady.

A Comparison of Student Academic Growth Between Indiana Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools
Compares the characteristics and academic growth of the state's charter school students and those of traditional public school students. Compares costs and benefits with districts matched for poor and minority students and annual expenditures per student.

Authors: Rattermann, Mary Jo; Brian Reid, Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at University of Indianapolis (January 2009)
Funder(s): Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis Urban League
Related Organization(s): Research and Evaluation Resources
Subject(s): Elementary and Secondary Education, School Reform
Pathways to Boosting the Earnings of Low-Income Students by Increasing Their Educational Attainment

Attaining a post-secondary credential has become increasingly important for securing opportunities to get high-return jobs in the United States in the 21st century. Students from low-income families are underrepresented at every milestone in the educational pipeline. That limits their ability to attain post-secondary credentials and break the intergenerational transmission of poverty. This study seeks to identify educational pathways to high-paying careers that may improve social mobility. We also assess the extent to which successful transit of these pathways is contingent upon students' educational preparation and performance. This study uses comprehensive data on the high school, postsecondary, and workforce experiences of every public school student in the state of Florida belonging to a cohort of 144,545 students in the 9th grade in 1996. Florida has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country, and thus faces particular challenges to increasing the educational attainment of its students.

Texas' Dropout Recovery Pilot Program Overview
The purpose of Texas' Dropout Recovery Pilot Program is to identify and recruit students who have already dropped out of Texas public schools and provide them services designed to enable them to earn a high school diploma or demonstrate college readiness.
Facts for Education Advocates: International Comparisons (Jan. 2009)
This fact sheet from the College Board and the Alliance for Excellent Education focuses on international comparisons in the areas of student performance, educational attainment, and postsecondary education.
Texas Dropout Recovery Pilot Program Part 2 - Program Guidelines

The purpose of Texas' Dropout Recovery Pilot Program is to identify and recruit students who have already dropped out of Texas public schools and provide them services designed to enable them to earn a high school diploma or demonstrate college readiness. This is Part 2 of the Application Guidelines, issued by the Texas Education Agency, which details the Program Guidelines for grant applicants to implement programs that offer students who have already dropped out of public secondary school the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or demonstrate college readiness. Grants are for the 2008-2009 school year.

Texas Dropout Recovery Pilot Program: Frequently Asked Questions
The purpose of Texas' Dropout Recovery Pilot Program is to identify and recruit students who have already dropped out of Texas public schools and provide them services designed to enable them to earn a high school diploma or demonstrate college readiness.
Facts for Education Advocates: Price of College and Financial Aid (Nov./Dec. 2008)

Recognizing that no tool is more important than information to help educators and other advocates improve the country's educational system, the College Board and the Alliance for Excellent Education have formed a partnership to develop a series of fact sheets highlighting the state of American schools and their students. The fourth in a multi-issue series provides a "Facts for Education Advocates" feature focusing on the price of college and financial aid.

Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent: 5 Themes & Action Steps for Technology Leadership (2008)

This report highlights five themes and action steps for technology leadership, which emerged from the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) extensive conversations with superintendents and from topics that are gaining national‚??and international‚??interest among educators, parents, policymakers and the business community:
1. Strengthen District Leadership and Communications
2. Raise the Bar with 21st Century Skills
3. Transform Pedagogy with Compelling Learning Environments
4. Support Professional Development and Communities of Practice
5. Create Balanced Assessments

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