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Graduation RatesPDF icon, SY2010-11 Four-Year Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Rates

Inseparable Imperatives: Equity in Education and the Future of the American EconomyPDF icon, November 2012, Alliance for Excellent Education

High School Rigor and Good Advice: Setting up students to succeedNew window icon, October 2012, Center for Public Education, National School Boards Association

Preparing students to transition from high school to collegeNew window icon: A review of the perceptions surrounding college and the challenges students face as they prepare for the collegiate experience, IQS Research, 2012

Education at a Glance 2012: OECD IndicatorsNew window icon, Directorate for Education, OECD, September 11, 2012

2012 Condition of College and Career ReadinessNew window icon, ACT National and State Scores, ACT, 2012

Weathering the Economic StormNew window icon, Center on Education in the Workforce, Georgetown University, August 15, 2012

The Competition that Really MattersPDF icon; Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian Investments in the Next-Generation Workforce, Center for American Progress, 2012

Cracking the Credit HourNew window icon, Education Sector, September 5, 2012

Reverse TransferNew window icon: A National View of Student Mobility from Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, July, 2012

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12PDF icon, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2012

New Americans in Postsecondary EducationPDF icon; A Profile of Immigrant and Second-Generation American Undergraduates, National Center for Education Statistics, 2012

New State-by-State College Attainment Numbers Show Progress toward 2020 GoalNew window icon, U.S. Department of Education, Arne Duncan remarks July, 2012

Professional College Knowledge: Re-envisioning How We Prepare Our College

Readiness WorkforceNew window icon, June, 2012, National Association for College Admission Counseling

Leaders & LaggardsPDF icon: A State-by-State Report Cord on Public Postsecondary Education, June 2012, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Diplomas Count 2012, Trailing Behind, Moving Forward: A Work in ProgressNew window icon, June, 2012, Education Week

The Condition of EducationNew window icon, 2012, National Center for Education Statistics

Expanded Learning Opportunities Strategic PlanPDF icon, 2012, Colorado Legacy Foundation and Colorado Department of Education

The Communication ExpectationsPDF icon of College-Bound High School Students, 2012, Noel-Levitz, Inc.

College MattersPDF icon, A short guide for youth advocates, 2011, What Kids can Do, Inc.

2012 Legislative Report on the Postsecondary Progress and Success of High School Graduates, April 5, 2012, Colorado Commission on Higher Education

A Stronger Nation through Higher Education, 2012, Lumina Foundation

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2011 - Detailed Tables, 2012, United States Census Bureau

The Degree Qualifications Profile, January 2011, Lumina Foundation for Education

Predicting Success in College: The Importance of Placement Tests and High

School Transcripts, February, 2012, Clive Belfield & Peter M. Crosta, Columbia University

AP Report to the Nation, February 8, 2012, The 8th Annual, CollegeBoard

2011 Legislative Report on Remedial Education, February 7, 2012, Colorado Commission on Higher Education

Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering PDF icon, 2011, Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D, Romila Singh, Ph.D, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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