This policy brief explores how Early College High Schools increase high school graduation rates and postsecondary enrollment to improve outcomes for traditionally undeserved students. The brief provides an overview of Early College High Schools and also presents research that provides evidence of the positive impact Early College High Schools have on student outcomes. The brief also includes recommendations for model policy components that policymakers should consider when implementing Early College High Schools as well state examples.
This report explores the results from OECD's international Survey of Adult Skills and focuses primarily on performance in the United States. The Survey of Adult Skills is an international survey that measures the basic skills, such as numeracy and literacy, of adults and compares the results to social and economic outcomes. According to the survey results, more adults have low literacy and numeracy skills in the U.S. compared to adults in other countries. This report provides recommendations for how the U.S. can take action to improve the basic skills of adults.
On February 26th, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Young Invincibles hosted “Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work.” As recent college graduates frequently struggle with finding a job and systematic improvements are needed to facilitate this transition, members of the business community, current students, recent graduates, education professionals and ot
Last month, the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center and the American Youth Policy Forum, completed its three-part webinar series on accelerated learning, which built off of the information in the CCRS Center issue brief, Understanding Accelerated Learning Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education.
On February 13, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) co-hosted the final installment of a three-part Webinar series on accelerated learning, “Dual Enrollment: The Role of Policy in Promoting Quality Pathways to Postsecondary Success.” The Webinar highlighted national trends, model policy components, and state experiences r
The College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI), administered by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, aims to strengthen the role of community and technical colleges in a student’s transition to postsecondary education and improve their academic performance. The purpose of this toolkit is to share information from 15 CCTI sites, information such as: brief summaries of projects taking place at the sites, site partners, and contact information.
This toolkit provides a guide for creating and implementing work-based learning projects aimed at formalizing and rewarding learning that takes place in the workplace. Through work-based learning projects, students can earn academic credit or industry credentials once they master a set of competencies. The tools and resources included in the toolkit are focused on four stages of implementing the projects: planning, designing, doing, and sustaining.
This toolkit provides strategies, resources, and partnerships to help students transition successfully to postsecondary education and training. The strategies, resources, and partnerships included are focused around several elements that are instrumental in preparing students for college and careers, such as developing a comprehensive academic plan, developing 21st century skills, emphasizing high expectations, identifying personal learning styles, integrating career-focused courses into academic content, and more.
Most community colleges offer a wide array of programs. Yet, colleges typically provide little guidance to help new students choose a program of study and develop a plan for completing it. While career services and advising are provided to students who seek them out, studies suggest that those who need such services the most are the least likely to take advantage of them.