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ERIC Number: ED504011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Education Pipeline. Forum Focus. Volume 2, Issue 4, September-October 2004
Yohalem, Nicole; Joselowsky, Francine; Allen, Lili
Forum for Youth Investment
While the nation's public systems continue to fall short of delivering equitable educational supports to children and youth, youth workers have spent the last several decades insulating and, in some cases, patching the leaks in the "education pipeline"--a term describing the route students follow from early childhood through post-secondary education. Staggering statistics in numerous reports reveal that this problem presents a much greater risk than federal dropout statistics generally convey, to the extent that it has reached what some researchers call crisis proportions. Read about this growing challenge in communities across the country and some promising strategies being developed to overcome it. In research update, we delve into the dropout question, reflecting on the extent of the problem and its origins. In on the ground, we examine the early college high school model and profile innovative work emerging in Portland, Oregon. In voices from the fields, we interview organizers of the Big Picture Company, an organization based in Providence, R.I., about the Alternative High School Initiative, a model that equips youth development organizations with the capacity to create and sustain high-quality alternative schools.
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment
Identifiers - Location: Oregon; Rhode Island