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Miller, Cynthia; Cummings, Danielle; Millenky, Megan; Wiegand, Andrew; Long, David – MDRC, 2018
Making the successful transition to adulthood has become increasingly difficult for many young people in the United States, particularly for those without a college education. Those without a high school degree face even tougher prospects, with especially high unemployment rates and falling wages. A typical worker without a high school diploma…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
Rudd, Timothy; Rodriguez, Jonathan; Greenberg, David – MDRC, 2016
Family Rewards was an innovative approach to poverty reduction in the United States that was modelled on the conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs common in lower- and middle-income countries. The program offered cash assistance to poor families to reduce immediate hardship, provided they met certain criteria related to family health care,…
Descriptors: Rewards, Poverty, Employment, Family Programs
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Steele, Jennifer L.; Bozick, Robert; Davis, Lois M. – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2016
Based on screenings of 1,150 manuscripts, we synthesize evidence from 18 eligible studies of educational interventions implemented within juvenile correctional facilities. The studies include 5 intervention categories: remedial academic instruction, computer-assisted instruction, personalized academic instruction, vocational education, and GED…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Miller, Cynthia; Millenky, Megan; Schwartz, Lisa; Goble, Lisbeth; Stein, Jillian – MDRC, 2016
Young people have been hit especially hard by changes in the labor market over the past decades. Unemployment among 16- to 24-year-olds increased the most of any age group during the recent recession, and remains more than double that among older adults. The unemployment rate is especially high for young people without high school diplomas.…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Unemployment, Youth Programs, Vocational Education
Wiegand, Andrew; Manno, Michelle; Leshnick, Sengsouvanh; Treskon, Louisa; Geckeler, Christian; Lewis-Charp, Heather; Sinicrope, Castle; Clark, Mika; Nicholson, Brandon – MDRC, 2015
YouthBuild is intended to help high school dropouts, ages 16 to 24, who face an array of impediments to their educational and employment success as they progress into adulthood. Stemming from one program launched in the late 1970s, today over 270 YouthBuild programs operate nationwide. YouthBuild is a principles-based model that values a…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Adolescents, Young Adults, Youth Programs
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Reed, Deborah K. – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Most evaluations of the effectiveness of correctional education use the distal outcomes of recidivism and post-release employment as the dependent variables (e.g., Aos et al., 2006; Davis et al., 2013). This synthesis sought to determine the effectiveness of correctional education at improving proximal academic outcomes among incarcerated adult…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Program Effectiveness
Manno, Michelle S.; Yang, Edith; Bangser, Michael – MDRC, 2015
Educational attainment and early work experience provide a crucial foundation for future success. However, many young adults are disconnected from both school and the job market. Neglecting these young people can exact a heavy toll on not only the individuals but also society as a whole, for example, through lost productivity and tax…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness, High School Equivalency Programs
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
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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
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Brinkley-Etzkorn, Karen E.; Skolits, Gary – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2014
Given the changes made to the GED® test in 2014, one concern among state policy makers, adult educators, and GED® service providers has been the impact of these changes on students as well as teachers, staff, volunteers, and other GED® program stakeholders. Using a qualitative, case study research approach focused on one GED® test preparation site…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Young Adults, Adult Students, Student Attitudes
Dunn, Terri Cauley – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this phenomenological research study was to describe how inmate students incarcerated in an Alabama Department of Correctional Services (ADOC) work release facility, and who are enrolled in a prison-based GED program, perceive the role of education in curtailing criminal activity among prisoners who are released back into society.…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Phenomenology, High School Equivalency Programs
Bangser, Michael – MDRC, 2013
In the United States, 1.6 million young people between 18 and 24 years old are out of school (lacking either a high school degree or General Educational Development certificate) "and" out of work. These "disconnected" young people face significant barriers to economic opportunity and distressingly high odds of becoming involved…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Barriers, At Risk Persons, Intervention
MDRC, 2013
Nationally, more than one in four high school freshmen does not graduate in four years; in the 50 largest U.S. cities, the dropout rate is closer to 50 percent. Although many of these young people eventually seek to continue their education, a sizable number of dropouts (and many high school graduates) become seriously disconnected from both…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Program Effectiveness
Feltman, Doris R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to analyze a prominent alternative education practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia through an analysis of the Virginia Department of Education's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program and the alternative education environment it provides. This was a descriptive study using non-experimental…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, State Programs, Program Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics
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