The College Board recently released four new publications, addressing issues from the presidential election to expanding opportunities for historically underserved groups in public institutions of higher education. Each of the publications underscores the country’s current economic issues and the raging debate over education reform. The Common Core aims to prepare all students for college and career, but how will this really play out when students reach college or technical training programs? How might this year’s presidential election affect education?
- Don’t Forget Ed!
A call for a renewed focus on education will be the focal point of the College Board’s campaign, Don’t Forget Ed, which seeks to rally thousands of voices via Twitter and Facebook in order to send a powerful message to the candidates, that education is the foundation of our society. Find striking educational facts online and use Twitter or Facebook to share information and draw attention to this eminent issue.
- Swing State Education Survey
With no party holding a distinct advantage in reflecting voter priorities on education, the issue is up for grabs in swing presidential states and key Senate races. The College Board Swing State Education Survey reveals that education is a top issue for voters in this year’s elections, ranked only behind jobs and the economy and on par with government spending.
- Trends in Public Higher Education
With three-quarters of all undergraduate students enrolled in public institutions, accurate information about prices, funding sources, and operation costs is critical for students pursuing higher education. Trends in Public Higher Education: Enrollment, Prices, Student Aid, Revenues, and Expenditures offers an overview of the issues and circumstances facing public institutions – which play a central role in educating the country’s labor force – and the students enrolled in these institutions.
- Measuring Community College Student Success: The Completion Arch
Community colleges welcome more students from underserved groups than any other higher education segment. The College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center is working to expand opportunities for students attending community colleges, especially those from underserved groups, by identifying barriers they face and helping them meet their education goals.
The Completion Arch is a new web-based tool shedding light on the community college story by synthesizing publicly available national-, state-, and initiative-level data that are presented as indicators of student progress and success.