RT @amyloyd1: Schools are working to remove the placement test barrier to #comm_college success http://t.co/vqXxFZ95mz #PtoPNetwork
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    Supporting Second Chances

    With more than 2 million people incarcerated on any given day in the United States, and over 700,000 people transitioning out of correctional facilities each year, there is an urgent need to do more to help reintegrate these youth and adults back into their communities. This brief highlights strategies for expanding education and employment pathways and offers policy and program strategies to smooth this transition.

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  • Connecting the Dots

    Connecting the Dots

    This case study explores Iowa’s UnityPoint Health, a leader in developing frontline workers, committed in transforming the way it delivers care. When hospitals invest in frontline staff, many of whom spend the most time with patients, they show it's possible to connect the dots between developing a skilled workforce and delivering better care.

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  • Opening the Door

    Opening the Door: How Community Organizations Address the Youth Unemployment Crisis

    This new report explains the groundbreaking work of four community-based orgaznizations in California with JFF in helping opportunity youth develop the skills and credentials they need for success.

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    A Call to Action to Improve Math Placement Policies and Processes

    This call to action is based on a simple but important premise: The nation cannot allow college placement policies to undermine promising efforts to increase student success in math and attainment of STEM credentials.

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    Deeper Learning for Students with Disabilities

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs now requires states to fully disclose the precise steps they will take to ensure better outcomes for students with disabilities. This new requirement can aid educators in implementing effective practices for providing deeper learning opportunities for these students. With the proper supports in place, such as research-based instruction that encourages supportive teaching practices, students with disabilities can meet the goals defined by advocates of deeper learning. These evidence-based instructional practices have the added bonus of benefiting all students, with and without disabilities.
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  • Student Supports

    “These People Just Keep Trying to Help Me”—Supporting Students to Succeed in College and Career Pathways

    Community college students today face multiple barriers—personal, financial, and academic—to achieving their postsecondary goals. In order to help more people juggle the myriad facets of daily life that make it difficult to stay in school and complete credentials, colleges need to deliver a broad range of support services in a coordinated manner. This brief highlights strategies for developing comprehensive supports to increase college and career success for underprepared youth and adults. It is part of a series from JFF’s conference Bridging the Gap: Postsecondary Pathways for Underprepared Learners.
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