Working to Strengthen the Connection between Public Schools and Higher Education

Executive Summary: Diplomas Count 2008: School to College, Can State P-16 Councils Ease the Transition, Education Week (2008), http://www.edweek.org (last visited November 18, 2008)..
In recent years, many states have formed “P-16” or “P-20” councils to bridge the gap between pre-collegiate and higher education.  The primary purpose of these groups is to strengthen ties between schools and post-secondary education, thus allowing more students to complete their educational goals.  Education Week examined whether these groups can help students in this year’s edition of Diplomas Count.  Analysis conducted for Diplomas Count by the EPA Research Center show disparities between states reported graduation rates resulting in the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal for a uniform reporting system.  Currently, P-16 Councils and variations of these groups are the most popular and effective means of strengthening the connections between public schools and higher education.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Research. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s