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New Final Regulations on Program IntegrityNew window icon; October 28, 2010; Department of Education released a broad set of rules to strengthen federal student air programs by protecting students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, etc.

Ready, Willing, And Unable To ServeNew window icon; A 2009 Report by Mission:Readiness Military Leaders for Kids

Help Wanted Projections of Jobs and Education RequirementsNew window icon through 2018; 2010, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

2010 Condition of College & Career ReadinessNew window icon; 2010, ACT

Success at Every StepNew window icon: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the path to College and Beyond; 2009, American Youth Policy Forum

Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment BoomNew window icon; 2009, PewResearchCenter.

Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. WorkforcePDF icon; 2008 National Adult Literacy

Counseling, counseling high school students for postsecondary and workplace successPDF icon; Education Commission of the States, 2008

The Standards-Based Teaching/Learning CyclePDF icon; The Colorado Coalition for Standards-Based Education, 2008

The Condition of Education, 2000 - 2007PDF icon; Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; ColoradoPDF icon; Education Week EPE Research Center, 2008

Mapping Colorado's Educational Progress, 2008PDF icon; U.S. Department of Education

Third Edition of the Toward a More Competitive Colorado Study, 2007; Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

Are They Really Ready to Work?PDF icon Employers' Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce; The Conference Board, Corporate Voices for Working Families, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Society for Human Resource Management, 2007

Learning About Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics; Accessing the State of STEM Education in Colorado, January 2008PDF icon; Center for Education Policy Analysis at the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver

Engineering the Future: Career and Technical Education Redesigned for Today's StudentsPDF icon; Colorado Succeeds, 2007

Education Pays - The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society, 2007PDF icon; College Board

Adding It Up: State Challenges for Increasing College Access and Success, 2007PDF icon; Making Opportunity Affordable

Wired Workforce Study, May 2007New window icon; Metro Denver Wired Initiative

Trends in Student Aid, 2007PDF icon; College Board

Trends in College Pricing, 2007PDF icon; College Board

Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005, A CompendiumPDF icon; Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

College Participation Rates for Students from Low Income Families by State 1992-93 to 2004-05PDF icon; The Mortensen Research Seminar on Public Policy, Postsecondary Education Opportunity

Toward a More Competitive ColoradoNew window icon; Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

Ready for College and Ready for Work: Same or Different?, 2006New window icon; ACT Incorporated

High School Reform in Colorado: Meeting the Expectations of a New Era, December, 2005New window icon; Colorado Children's Campaign