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Bloom, Dan – Future of Children, 2010
Dan Bloom of MDRC examines policies and programs designed to help high school dropouts improve their educational attainment and labor market outcomes. So called "second-chance" programs, he says, have long provided some combination of education, training, employment, counseling, and social services. But the research record on their effectiveness…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Job Training, Young Adults
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Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Visher, Mary G.; Bloom, Dan – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2008
Many postsecondary institutions utilize learning communities to increase social engagement and attachment to the college community. In recent years, these communities have proliferated as part of a trend fueled by low retention and persistence rates, increasing reluctance of 4-year institutions to provide remedial education, and pressure on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Remedial Instruction, Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement