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Promoting College Readiness and Success

Ready by 21 practitioners brought their stories and insights to youth advocates from around the country last week, as they gathered in Cincinnati for the Children's Defense Fund's national conference.
Information Update
July 30, 2012

More than 60 people crowded into the workshop on Promoting College Readiness and Success, led by Bryan Joffe of the American Association of School Administrators. After Bryan used the Insulated Education Pipeline and the Three Gears to explain the core elements of Ready by 21, Jean Walker of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta showcased Atlanta's Ready by 21 leadership council and its initiative to better prepare middle school students for high school. Karen Napier of the United Way of Louisville presented the city's 55,000 Degrees campaign, and two leaders from Northern Kentucky - school superintendent Kathy Burkhardt and Polly Lusk Page of the Northern Kentucky Education Council - shared the school perspective on the exciting results of the Gallup Student Poll.

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