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MDRC, 2016
Although high school completion rates have slowly increased over the past several decades, nearly 30 million adults today still lack a high school credential and, as a result, face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. Policymakers and practitioners in the adult education field are searching for ways to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, College Readiness
Wagner, Stacey – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The National Fund's Young Adult Initiatives aim to test and implement new strategies for targeting America's young adults and share this information so that employers and workforce development can join forces in investing in the millions of young adults across the nation. This case study focuses on promising findings from automotive and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Employment, Manufacturing Industry, Motor Vehicles
MDRC, 2015
Nearly 39 million adults in the United States lack a valid high school credential and face a significant barrier to both higher education and employment opportunities. High school equivalency exams, primarily the General Educational Development (GED) exam, are the primary gateway to college for high school dropouts, but relatively few people are…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Models, Curriculum Design, Transitional Programs
Rozek, Christopher S.; Svoboda, Ryan C.; Harackiewicz, Judith M.; Hulleman, Christopher S.; Hyde, Janet S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
During high school, developing competence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critically important as preparation to pursue STEM careers, yet students in the United States lag behind other countries, ranking 35th in mathematics and 27th in science achievement internationally. Given the importance of STEM careers as…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Readiness, College Readiness, High School Students
Almeida, Cheryl; Steinberg, Adria; Santos, Janet – Jobs For the Future, 2013
Almost 7 million young Americans (age 16-24) are insufficiently attached to school or work. Based on conservative estimates, we can generate over $1 billion just by helping a mere 0.1 percent earn a high school credential and complete their first year of college through Back on Track Designs. This brief lays out the cost of setting up these GED-…
Descriptors: Continuation Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Transitional Programs, Cost Effectiveness
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Educational Finance
Wakelyn, David – NGA Center for Best Practices, 2009
Advanced Placement (AP), which enables high school students to take introductory college-level courses, is the nation's oldest example of a rigorous, common curriculum. Students who score well on AP exams are more likely to persist in college and earn a degree. The Advanced Placement Expansion project of the National Governors Association Center…
Descriptors: High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies
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Brown, Melinda S.; Sivek, Daniel J.; Thomas, Christine L. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2008
The principal author developed a workshop through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, based on central Wisconsin's prairie chicken population, to present teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality environmental education. Seventeen high school teachers attended the 2003 workshop. Pre-and post-workshop surveys were…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Environmental Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes