Tag: dropout reengagement

NLC Hosts Convening in Philadelphia to Explore Youth Reengagement Strategies

Christina Grant, Assistant Superintendent of the Opportunity/Innovation Network at the School District of Philadelphia, leads a discussion group at the Sixth Annual Reengagement Plus! Convening in Philadelphia last month. (Photo credit: Indira Jimenez) Last month, the National League of Cities partnered with the Philadelphia Youth Network, the National Youth Employment Coalition, and the School District

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Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again

Here are three specific areas in which cities and their partners can continue to demonstrate effective practices, adopt supportive policies, and determine what’s needed to grow initiatives that benefit more youth. “A country for all, and all working when able.” If more city leaders were to adopt this vision – along with those of us

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Getting More Young People to the Finish Line: Colorado’s Reengagement Network

The national high school graduation rate recently hit 81 percent, the highest rate in history. Yet, graduation numbers in many cities across the country continue to hover below the national average. These cities are home to large numbers of young people who have not finished high school, and lack a clear pathway to do so.

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Reno Tackles Reengagement

Reno, Nev., joins the growing number of cities across the country that are using reengagement centers to address the needs of young people who have left high school. Photo credit: Washoe County School District “Two staff members of the Reengagement Center provided my only support. Otherwise I was alone. Because of them, I’m graduating in

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From Low-Skilled to College Ready: Building Pathways for All Youth Who Drop Out- Part 3

This post was written by Peter Kleinbard, a consultant who works with organizations serving adolescents. It is the third in a series on dropout reengagement, drawn from the case study: For Young Adults Who Drop Out: Pathways or Merely Stops along the Way? which details the work of two community organizations. The study is funded by the William

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Keeping the Promises in Jacksonville, Florida

This post was written by the Honorable Alvin Brown, Mayor, Jacksonville, Florida. It originally appeared on the GradNation blog. As mayor of Jacksonville, I recognize the importance of education to the success and vitality of a city. By equipping students with the skills they need to achieve their fullest potential, we ensure our city has

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From Low-Skilled to College-Ready: Building Pathways for All Youth Who Drop Out – Part 2

This post was written by Peter Kleinbard, a consultant who works with organizations serving adolescents. It is the second in a series on dropout reengagement, drawn from the case study: For Young Adults who Dropout: Pathways or merely Stops along the Way? The study is funded by the William T. Grant Foundation and The Pinkerton

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From Low-skilled to College-Ready: Building Pathways for All Youth Who Drop Out

This post was written by Peter Kleinbard, a consultant who works with organizations serving adolescents. This is the first post in a series that describes how organizations that operate dropout reengagement programs work with city and state leaders as well as private funders to maximize success. In 2011, I began an examination of two programs

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Highlighting Advances in City Policy for Disconnected Youth

The annual member’s forum of the National Youth Employment Coalition serves as a hothouse of ideas for advancing young people through work and education, in the face of the ongoing youth jobs deficit and dropout crisis. This year, three cities’ approaches to better policy and practice for disconnected youth stand out for their breadth and

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