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Lobenstein, Monica – Journal of Extension, 2018
Youths trained in intervention skills can help stop a suicide through effective communication and an empathetic response. Extension professionals and community partners developed a layered approach to teaching suicide intervention skills, involving school staff, other community-based adults, and youths in a consistent community training process.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Intervention, Suicide, Prevention
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Lindsay, Jim; Davis, Elisabeth; Stephan, Jennifer; Proger, Amy – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
College education is fundamental to students' upward mobility, states' economic growth, and the country's economic competitiveness. Researchers have forecast that 63 percent of future jobs will require a college degree, yet in the coming years the United States will likely produce 3 million fewer college graduates than are needed to fill workforce…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Middle School Students, High School Students, Program Effectiveness
Kazis, Richard – MDRC, 2016
As postsecondary credentials have become increasingly important to accessing higher-quality employment, a growing number of education and workforce programs are implementing "career pathways" approaches to help both youth and adults prepare for further education and better jobs. In recent years, the Manpower Demonstration Research…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Readiness
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Phelps, L. Allen; Chan, Hsun-Yu – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
Post-recession Federal policy initiatives, such as secondary/postsecondary career pathways and gainful employment higher education accountability standards, prioritize the alignment of education practices with market-driven outcomes. Using longitudinal student record data merged from college and state K-12 data systems with the Unemployment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, Longitudinal Studies
Wagner, Stacey – Jobs For the Future, 2015
The National Fund for Workforce Solution'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…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Youth Employment, Labor Force Development, Case Studies
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Gillian-Daniel, Donald L.; Kraemer, Sara B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Disparities in academic achievement between students who are under-represented minorities, the first in their families to go to college, and/or low income and their more privileged peers affects students from kindergarten through college. Inequities throughout their education, as well as other causes affect the ability of high school graduates to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Achievement Gap, Intervention, Disproportionate Representation
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Boulay, Beth; Goodson, Barbara; Frye, Michael; Blocklin, Michelle; Price, Cristofer – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2015
The Striving Readers program aimed to raise the literacy levels of middle and high school students reading below grade level and to build a strong research base on effective adolescent literacy interventions. This report summarizes the results of a systematic review of evaluations of the ten different interventions funded by the Striving Readers…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
Online Submission, 2015
In school districts across the nation, diverse student groups, including English Learners and students with disabilities, have been experiencing significant gains in reading performance after using READ 180. This compendium of READ 180 research contains results of 40 studies conducted in a variety of settings, in school districts across the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Difficulties, Reading Achievement
Lerman, Robert I.; Packer, Arnold – Abell Foundation, 2015
Youth transitions to rewarding careers remain a critical problem for America's current and future workforce. In Baltimore, where only one in five graduates of Baltimore City Public Schools matriculates to a four-year college and the unemployment rate for 16 to 19 year-olds is over 40 percent, opportunities to gain meaningful training and work…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Apprenticeships, Program Effectiveness
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
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Poteat, V. Paul; Sinclair, Katerina O.; DiGiovanni, Craig D.; Koenig, Brian W.; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
Few studies have examined school-based factors associated with variability in the victimization and health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Among 15,965 students in 45 Wisconsin schools, we identified differences based on Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) presence. Youth in schools with GSAs reported less truancy,…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Clubs, Program Effectiveness
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Hagen, Janet W.; Skenandore, Alice H.; Scow, Beverly M.; Schanen, Jennifer G.; Clary, Frieda Hugo – Journal of Family Social Work, 2012
Nationally, the United States has a higher rate of teen pregnancy than any other industrialized nation. Native American youth have a higher birth rate than the national rate. A full-year healthy relationship program, based on Native American teachings, traditions, and cultural norms, was delivered to all eighth-grade students at a rural tribal…
Descriptors: American Indians, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Birth Rate, Pregnancy
Cowen, Joshua M.; Fleming, David J.; Witte, John F.; Wolf, Patrick J.; Kisida, Brian – School Choice Demonstration Project, 2012
In this report the authors continue the examination of high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). They consider students enrolled in the MPCP in either 8th or 9th grade in 2006, and a comparison sample of students enrolled in the Milwaukee Public Schools. They find that, as of September…
Descriptors: School Choice, Program Evaluation, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
Cobb, Casey D. – National Education Policy Center, 2012
The School Choice Demonstration Project has published a series of reports written in the fifth and final year of its evaluation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). This review is of Report #30, a final follow up to a five-year study examining high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment rates for students participating in the…
Descriptors: High Schools, Private Schools, Graduation Rate, School Choice
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Schneider, Melanie; Huss-Lederman, Susan; Sherlock, Wallace – TESOL Journal, 2012
When professional learning communities (PLCs) are developed to promote the academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs), the results can benefit not only ELLs but the whole school. This article examines the ventures of three high schools that implemented PLCs as part of a Title III National Professional Development Project. The authors…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, English Language Learners, Communities of Practice
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