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Credentialed by 26 Series: Changing the Odds for Students- Spotlight on Kingsborough College

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Brooklyn, NY

By raising expectations, improving the use of institutional data to inform decisions, creating a high-level coordination body and shifting to more flexible resource allocation practices, every unit of the college has been involved in implementing strategies focused on increasing supports and improving persistence and graduation rates.

 

Thursday, August 4, 2011
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This issue brief examines how leaders at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY have changed the way they do business and as a result increased student success.
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Credentialed by 26 Series: High Expectations & Strong Supports Yield Postsecondary Success

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Brockton, MA

This brief describes how YouthBuild Brockton, as part of YouthBuild USA’s Postsecondary Education Initiative, is partnering with Massasoit Community College to move from dropout recovery into postsecondary completion. It also summarizes research on student supports in higher education and features a conversation with Ann Coles, senior associate at the Institute for Higher Education Policy.

SNEAK PEEK
Chart of supports needed to help young people to and through higher education.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
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This brief demonstrates that it is in fact possible to insulate the education pipeline for older, vulnerable youth by providing the supports necessary for their success.
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Credentialed by 26 Series: Insulating the Education Pipeline to Increase Postsecondary Success

The Forum for Youth Investment has challenged leaders across the country to ensure all young people are Ready by 21 – ready for college, work and life. Embedded in the challenge are several key ideas: 1) readiness requires investments in youth from birth into the early twenties, 2) readiness should be measured broadly, with indicators that go beyond high school graduation, and 3) readiness is influenced by a broad range of systems and settings.

Thursday, August 4, 2011
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The first in a new Ready by 21, Credentialed by 26 series, this issue brief explores why postsecondary completion is an important goal and looks at how the U.S. is currently faring.
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David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

After-school and other out-of-school time systems throughout the United States rely on the Weikart Center’s intervention, performance metrics and aligned professional development to drive their continuous improvement efforts. These include an evidence-based intervention model (Youth Program Quality Intervention, or YPQI) and core set of instructional quality metrics (Youth Program Quality Assessment, or Youth PQA).

The Weikart Center is a division of the Forum for Youth Investment.

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