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John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities, 2014
Educators nationwide confront a troubling phenomenon: Increasingly, students leave high school unready for college, as evidenced by high rates of placement into remedial courses and low rates of college completion. Many students also lack either the attitudes or skills essential to succeed in a postsecondary setting, or knowledge of how to apply…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Indicators, Predictor Variables, College Bound Students
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined steadily in the United States in recent years. Despite these declines, the United States has the highest teen birth rate and one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among all industrialized nations. To help young people reduce their risk for pregnancy and STIs,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2008
Until recently, teen pregnancy and birth rates had declined in the United States. Despite these declines, U.S. teen birth and sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates remain among the highest in the industrialized world. Given the need to focus limited prevention resources on effective programs, Advocates for Youth undertook exhaustive reviews…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescents, Early Parenthood