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Analysis Adds to Data Showing the Economic Benefits of a College Degree

A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers offers further evidence of the value of a college degree in terms of future earnings potential.

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Postsecondary (13-18)

Freshman Survey: This Year, Even More Focused on Jobs

Today’s freshmen are focused on the future. They are certain they’ll finish their degrees in four years, despite evidence to the contrary; they want to land good jobs after graduation; and they increasingly aspire to be well-off.

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National High School Graduation Rate Climbs

The national high school graduation rate has improved notably, with 78.2 percent of public school students receiving a diploma in 2009-10, up from 75.5 percent the year before, according to the newest figures released from the…

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Secondary (9-12)

StudentsFirst Puts Out State Policy Report Card

Many factors contribute to the strength of our public education system, but without a doubt, state policies provide the strong foundation on which great school systems are built.

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Including Nontraditional Pathways Increases Completion Rates

A report by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center highlights the need to change the way completion rates are calculated.

By ignoring students’ increasingly diverse paths to graduation, the report, many completion studies “don’t fit reality” and thus significantly underreport completion rates, according to 

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Community College (13-14)

California Limits Role of Student Tests in API Scores

California’s key measure of public school quality will be redefined to lessen the impact of standardized test scores under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov.

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Career and Technical Education Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently announced their latest publication, Career and Technical Education Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A. 72 more words