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Weisstein, Ephraim; Jacobson, David – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
The need to dramatically increase the number of young people who gain the credentials and skills necessary to succeed in 21st century America has never been clearer. One of the most promising ideas for achieving this goal is to establish "multiple pathways" for learners that lead to a variety of high-quality postsecondary options. As New England…
Descriptors: Credentials, Schools, Instructional Materials, Community Organizations
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Weisstein, Ephraim – Educational Leadership, 2001
Boston's Diploma Plus program helps 16- to 22-year-old dropouts gain the skills and confidence necessary for graduation, continued education, and work. The program establishes high expectations, enlivens teaching and learning, measures progress by actual performance, and builds in continuous assessment and challenging postsecondary experiences.…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Guidelines, High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools
Diehl, William; Alex, Hoffinger; Weisstein, Ephraim – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Describes background for school-to-work effort in Massachusetts, the state's design and implementation of the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) of 1994, the local impact of the state's STWOA grant, challenges to making school-to-work a top priority of state education reform strategies to improve student achievement, and state and local…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy