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This set of maps shows how the high school drop out problem is spread throughout Illinois, but more severe in the urban areas like Chciago. These maps were created by the Regional Education Laboratory at Learning Point Associates.
This data table is from 1993, but it shows the enrollment of the largest school districts in the country. It is critically important to understand the size of the population and geography to understand the challenges of improving education opportunities.
New Day for Learning is not a curriculum or one-size fits all program; it's a 21st century vision for learning that builds on a foundation of core academics by leveraging community resources to incorporate strategies such as hands-on learning, working in teams and problem solving. Many programs that take place before the school day, after school and during the summer are already using these innovative learning approaches to engage students and increase their chances for success.
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ABSTRACTA SOCIAL CAPITAL THEORY OF CAREER SUCCESSA theoretical model that integrates previously competing theories of social capital with the literature on career success was developed and tested with a sample of 448 employees in a range of occupations and organizations. Social capital was conceptualized in terms of network structure (weak ties and structural holes) and social resources (contacts in other functions and contacts at otherorganizational levels). Results of a SEM showed that network structure was related to social resources and that the effects of social resources on career success were fully mediated by three network benefits: access to information, access to resources, and career sponsorship.
Tutor/Mentor Connection Comment: If this is true for people in the workforce, can a case be made for mentoring as a strategy to expand social networks for disadvantatged youth, or to expand the networks for workplace volunteers?