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Document Number: 10712

Improving College Readiness in the Age of Common Core - Short, intensive summer bridge programs between the senior year of high school and college have positive short-term effects which eventually fade. Meanwhile, few students who get a GED move on to a postsecondary institution. MDRC suggests a "bridge" that starts earlier, the summer after high school's junior year, for example, and ends after the first year of college. MDRC also is working with CUNY's LaGuardia Community College to connect GED students with postsecondary education and careers through enhancements to the regular GED curriculum. (MDRC, March 2013)...

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