Friday, October 24, 2014

Resources

The Biggest Movements Supporting College Readiness

From Online Colleges Blog

Many of America’s students graduate from high school unprepared to meet the academic, social, and personal challenges posed by college. This has resulted in high dropout rates and billions of dollars spent on remedial courses at schools all over the nation. While colleges themselves are working to help remedy the problem, many other organizations are aiming to help nip it in the bud, providing students with support and academically challenging material as early as elementary school. It may just be what many struggling school systems need to help them give students a chance for a better, brighter future in college and beyond. Here, we highlight just a few of the great programs, organizations, and policies that are helping improve college readiness.

College Cost Reduction & Access Act: Public Service Loan Forgiveness

From Campus Compact 
Guide to the Cost Reduction & Access Act:  Campus Compact’s guide to legislation affecting student loan forgiveness, including descriptions of key provisions, FAQs, and tips for making the most of the new loan forgiveness programs.

from FederalStudentAid.ed.gov
This fact sheet summarizes the terms and conditions of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

College Students May Hold the Key to Redesigning Education

Can college students develop solutions to end the high school dropout crisis and close the achievement gap? That's the hope of rEDesign Education, a new grassroots initiative created by University of Michigan undergraduates.  Read full article

Report: Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2009

This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2009, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last nearly four decades (1972-2009), and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and high school completers in 2009. Four rates are presented to provide a broad picture of high school dropouts and completers in the United States, with the event dropout rate, the status dropout rate, the status completion rate, and the averaged freshman graduation rate each contributing unique information. Information about individuals who pass the GED exam is provided to place the different rates into context relative to this widely used alternative high school credential.

Read the report

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