Department of Education

Resource: 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools

This video announces the designation of 342 schools in 44 states, the District of Colombia, and Department of Defense Schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.

Resource: Preventing Dropout in Secondary Schools

This practice guide provides four evidence-based recommendations for reducing dropout rates in middle and high schools, and improving high school graduation rates.

Report: College Applications by 2009 High School Freshmen: Differences by Race/Ethnicity

This report uses data from the 2009 High School Longitudinal Study to examine college applications by high school freshmen after four years and to describe findings by race/ethnicity.

Report: Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2015–16 Private School Universe Survey

This report provides select findings from the 2015–16 Private School Universe Survey to describe school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis.

Resource: The Mentoring Toolkit 2.0: Resources for Developing Programs for Incarcerated Youth

This toolkit provides information, program descriptions, and links to important resources that can assist juvenile correctional facilities and other organizations with designing effective mentoring programs for neglected and delinquent youth, particularly those who are incarcerated.