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Blankenberger, Bob; Lichtenberger, Eric; Witt, M. Allison; Franklin, Doug – Education and Urban Society, 2017
Illinois education policymakers have adopted the completion agenda that emphasizes increasing postsecondary credential attainment. Meeting completion agenda goals necessitates addressing the achievement gap. To aid in developing policy to support improved completion, this study analyzes a comprehensive statewide dataset of the 2003 Illinois high…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Postsecondary Education, Achievement Gap, Graduation
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Morgan, Yvette; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Described is a 4-year model of a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) offered to 294 academically and economically disadvantaged students and their parents during in- and out-of-school time activities through partnerships forged with school personnel and community-based agencies. In an urban high school where…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, Minority Group Students