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Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2017
Most young people face challenges on the road to a college degree. They must make important decisions about career preparation, financing a college education, and how college and work fit together to ensure income security while in school. These challenges often seem particularly daunting for two groups of students: opportunity youth (OY)--the 5…
Descriptors: Success, College Readiness, Community Role, School Role
Poulos, Jennifer; d'Entremont, Chad; Culbertson, Nina – Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, 2015
In 2004, Boston Public Schools reported that more than 8% of its students dropped out of school that year. The city faced a crisis. Thousands of students were failing to earn a high-school diploma, a necessary credential for entrance into postsecondary education and/or the twenty-first century workforce. Factors driving students' decisions to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Interviews
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