The federal government already collects information about college students that could be used to improve the U.S. higher education system, but siloed systems and legal barriers stand in the way.
Innovation in Accountability
The Unlikely Area in Which For-Profit Colleges Are Doing Just Fine
Workin’ 9 to 5
Rebuilding the High School to Middle Class Pipeline
A Quality Alternative: A New Vision for Higher Education Accreditation
Inconsistency in the sanctioning of poor-performing colleges across accrediting agencies undermines the college oversight system.
The largest national accreditation agency is a deeply troubled organization that should no longer serve as a gatekeeper to federal financial aid.
The health care and housing sectors can teach us about rethinking college affordability.
Comprehensive federal data on people in college would help institutions, students, states, and the federal government.
Learn about next-generation school accountability systems and explore which indicators states currently use to hold schools accountable. This report is designed to help states as they build new systems to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act, which requires states to consider a broader range of measures for student and school success.
State accountability systems vary in complexity, and while the majority of states have surpassed the requirements of No Child Left Behind, nearly all states will need to make adjustments to comply fully with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The U.S. Department of Education’s recent proposal to collect data on Pell Grant recipients’ graduation rates is a step in the right direction, but it needs to be improved.
How Educators and Communities Can Reduce the Fear of Deportation Among Unauthorized Students and Families
To ensure a safe learning environment, educators need to take action to support unauthorized students and students living in mixed-status families by discouraging the presence of ICE officers on school grounds and upholding the spirit of Plyler v. Doe.
This index contains a sample of documents from the U.S. Department of Education that evaluate American colleges, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.