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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2015
"Career Academies" is a dropout prevention strategy for youth considered most at risk of dropping out of high school. Students in the program take both career-related and academic courses and acquire work experience through partnerships with local employers. "Career Academies" integrate rigorous academic curricula with career…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, High School Students
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP [National Assessment of Educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
Grover, Sharon D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
According to the instructors and administrators at a local adult education (AE) program in Houston, Texas, retaining and graduating general education development (GED) students has been a constant challenge. Locating GED attendance barriers could enable AE programs to develop techniques that increase student retention and graduation rates. The…
Descriptors: General Education, High School Equivalency Programs, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) To Be Continued: Congress Passes Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Running, Buys Time to Pass Appropriations…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Public Education, Newsletters
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Tyler, John; Lofstrom, Magnus – Economics of Education Review, 2010
We use data from the Texas Schools Microdata Panel (TSMP) to examine the extent to which dropouts use the GED as a route to postsecondary education. Lacking suitable instruments that would allow us to directly address potential biases in estimating the "GED path" to postsecondary education, our approach is to base estimates on a set of…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Dropouts, High School Graduates, Grade 8
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Warren, John Robert; Jenkins, Krista N. – Sociology of Education, 2005
In this article, the authors ask whether state high school exit examinations are associated with high school dropout rates and racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in high school dropout rates in Florida and Texas. Using data from the 1968-2000 October Current Population Surveys, they first consider the 1971-2000 graduating classes and use…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Exit Examinations, Dropout Rate, High Schools