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Document Number: 5580

Ready for Tomorrow: Helping All Students Achieve Secondary and Postsecondary Success - Billed as a “guide for governors” and written with governors’ input, this report examines the causes and consequences of the “leaky education pipeline,” and proposes five specific means by which states can repair those leaks, as well as examples of how states are already putting these methods into practice. The five approaches are: (1) set a statewide peformance benchmark for postsecondary attainment, disaggregated by subgroups; (2) create a K-16 data system to track all youth over time; (3) better align K-12 and postsecondary expectations and incentives; (4) promote learning options that combine secondary and postsecondary experiences; and (5) focus on improving achievement for students in low-performing high schools to prepare these students for postsecondary success. (Richard Kazis, Hilary Pennington and Kristin D. Conklin, National Governors Association, 2003)...

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