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ERIC Number: ED524136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Expanded Learning Opportunities: A More Comprehensive Approach to Preparing High School Students for College and a Career. Issue Brief
Alliance for Excellent Education
The future of the American economy increasingly depends on more students graduating from high school ready for college and a career. Long-standing trends in the nation's dropout rate and achievement gap demonstrate that the American education system needs to better prepare students to meet postsecondary and career demands. While momentum is building to expand learning time for students to help meet these challenges, most efforts have been focused on elementary and middle school students. This brief will explore how expanding the learning opportunities of high school students--to provide flexibility regarding time, location, and delivery methods as well as opportunities to apply knowledge in real-world situations and access social and academic supports--can be used to change the projected skill and knowledge shortages in the nation's workforce. (Contains 28 endnotes.)
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site: http://www.all4ed.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education