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Efficacy Institute Leader to Speak at Ed Trust Conference

Jeff HowardMany observers bemoan the state of American education, especially its disservice to low-income students and students of color, but few do anything about it. Jeff Howard, the founder and president of The Efficacy Institute, is an exception. Howard will offer the keynote address at one of the plenary sessions during The Education Trust’s 2011 National Conference, set for Nov. 3-5 in Arlington, Va.

Huge Returns, for Family and Country, on a Long-Term Investment

A recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics found that half of all first-generation college students receive Pell Grants.  Without this critical support, a significant portion of young people, whose hopes of a better life are pinned on hard work and education, will have no escape route from poverty.

Report: Few California Students Ready for College, Career

Like all states, California’s prosperity rests on the strength of its workforce. Yet a new report from The Education Trust–West finds the Golden State’s high schools aren’t preparing students to participate in an economy that increasingly demands a college education. Across the five districts studied, college-readiness rates among high school graduates ranged from 24 to 60 percent. In one illustrative district, the course of study provide to about 30 percent of white high school graduates and almost half the of Latino graduates failed to prepare them for either college or career.

Report: Few California Students Ready for College, Career

Like all states, California’s prosperity rests on the strength of its workforce. Yet a new report from The Education Trust–West finds the Golden State’s high schools aren’t preparing students to participate in an economy that increasingly demands a college education. Across the five districts studied, college-readiness rates among high school graduates ranged from 24 to 60 percent. In one illustrative district, the course of study provide to about 30 percent of white high school graduates and almost half the of Latino graduates failed to prepare them for either college or career.

Report: Few California Students Ready for College, Career

Like all states, California’s prosperity rests on the strength of its workforce. Yet a new report from The Education Trust–West finds the Golden State’s high schools aren’t preparing students to participate in an economy that increasingly demands a college education. Across the five districts studied, college-readiness rates among high school graduates ranged from 24 to 60 percent. In one illustrative district, the course of study provide to about 30 percent of white high school graduates and almost half the of Latino graduates failed to prepare them for either college or career.

Report: Few California Students Ready for College, Career

Like all states, California’s prosperity rests on the strength of its workforce. Yet a new report from The Education Trust–West finds the Golden State’s high schools aren’t preparing students to participate in an economy that increasingly demands a college education. Across the five districts studied, college-readiness rates among high school graduates ranged from 24 to 60 percent. In one illustrative district, the course of study provide to about 30 percent of white high school graduates and almost half the of Latino graduates failed to prepare them for either college or career.

Report: Few California Students Ready for College, Career

Like all states, California’s prosperity rests on the strength of its workforce. Yet a new report from The Education Trust–West finds the Golden State’s high schools aren’t preparing students to participate in an economy that increasingly demands a college education. Across the five districts studied, college-readiness rates among high school graduates ranged from 24 to 60 percent. In one illustrative district, the course of study provide to about 30 percent of white high school graduates and almost half the of Latino graduates failed to prepare them for either college or career.

Everyone Loses When Schools Cheat, but Especially Students

The Education Trust knows that when poor children and children of color are given the right instruction and support, they can achieve at high levels. Our organization spends considerable resources to identify schools that are demonstrating this fact by helping their students to succeed. Some we honor with our Dispelling the Myth award because we believe these educators provide vital inspiration and information about the powerful role schools can play in improving the lives of their students.