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by Valerie J. Calderon and Jeffrey M. Jones

Just 8% of U.S. college admissions directors agree or strongly agree that prospective students understand the value of a liberal arts education.

U.S. adults who attend technical or vocational programs are most likely to say they received advice on their field of study from informal social networks, with a high percentage (86%) saying this guidance was helpful.

83% of U.S. adults with some college education find work-based sources of advice about their major helpful, but only 20% use them.

by Brandon Busteed

Colleges and universities need alumni to serve as mentors for current students and help them get internships.

by Valerie J. Calderon and Nate Dvorak

Americans' confidence in public schools increased in 2017, reaching an eight-year high. But there's still enormous opportunity for growth.

Seeking Critical Collegiate Experiences and Consistent Progression in Higher Education

by Tim Hodges

More than four in 10 U.S. public school superintendents are engaged at work. They play an important leadership role in creating a culture of engagement for their district staff and students.

85% of superintendents are excited about the future of their district.

by Valerie J. Calderon

Going back to school is better for students who know an adult at school cares about them.