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Document Number: 5729

From the Prison Track to the College Track: Pathways to Postsecondary Success for Out-of-School Youth - Four innovative types of high school experiences reinvented high schools, secondary/postsecondary blends, education/employment blends and extended learning opportunities (outside the school day, year and building) are proposed as means to encourage youth at risk of dropping out to remain in school and go on to post-diploma success. The authors provide statistical background on the at-risk population, identify the unique characteristics that make these programs work, and identify four high schools one employing each approach that help disengaged youth graduate and go on to college and/or meaningful employment. The report likewise calls for specific changes in policy approaches and attitudes to prevent students from dropping out and to assist them in re-entering the system if they leave. [Free registration required to access report.] (Lili Allen, Cheryl Almeida and Adria Steinberg, Jobs for the Future, April 2004)...

Related Issues

At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
Economic/Workforce Development

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