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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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District Administration - resource for school leaders
From the web site: "District Administration, (DA), is the most widely received and most regularly read publication for school district leaders nationwide in print and digital publishing."

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Does Social Capital make a Difference?
From the abstract: "This article argues that social capital plays a central role in the ability of young people to "navigate" risk decisions and considers the types of social capital that provide the resources for young people to cope, manage and make informed choices about risk, and to act upon them, literally what it takes to be a risk navigator."

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Dollar Value of Saving a High-Risk Youth
In 1995, Mark Cohen, Vanderbilt University Law Professor, calculated that the monetary value of "saving" one high-risk youth was between $1.7 million and $2.3 million, based on costs to crime victims and the criminal justice system, the costs to society of heavy drug abuse and the economic impact of dropping out of high school. Using new data, Professor Cohen and City University of New York criminal justice professor Alex Piquero have updated this information. The report can be downloaded as a PDF from the link above.

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Drop out statistics by state
This National Center for Education Statistics site shows public high school drop out rates across the country.

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Economic segregation rising in US public schools
From the web site: "The share of public schools with high concentrations of poor students jumped from 12 to 17 percent in eight years, a federal report shows. Economic segregation is tied to the persistent achievement gap."

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Education and Poverty: We must acknowledge that poverty hampers education"
The title of this article is "To Help Disadvantaged Children Learn, We must Acknowledge that Poverty Hampers Education." Written by Helen F. Ladd, a professor of economics at Duke University.

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Education Attainment OECD Report - 2013
This report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)provides a wealth of data that can be used to understand education levels in the US and other countries.

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Education Development Center, Inc. - Expanding Access to Quality Education
From the web site: "EDC's work around the world achieves sustainable impact; promotes research-based interventions; designs effective digital technology; builds scalable solutions and more to open doors to education, employment, and healthier lives for millions of individuals." Browse the site to learn more.

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Education For ALL - Education issues and statistics throughout world
This German based web site contains several sub sections with information about education attainment and access for every country in the world.

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Education Nation - NBC News Initiative
From the web site: "Education Nation is NBC News' year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America."

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Education Northwest - research based solutions
From the web site: "Our mission is to improve learning by building capacity in schools, families, and communities through applied research and development. Chartered in 1966 as Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Education Northwest now conducts nearly 200 projects annually, working with schools, districts, and communities across the country on comprehensive, research-based solutions to the challenges they face."

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Education Policy Institute (EPI)
From the web site: "To expand educational opportunity for low-income and other historically-underrepresented students through high-level research and analysis. By providing educational leaders and policymakers with the information required to make prudent programmatic and policy decisions, we believe that the doors of opportunity can be further opened for all students, resulting in an increase in the number of students prepared for, enrolled in, and completing postsecondary education."

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Education Reform and US National Security
2012 report states that "The United States' failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role."

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Education Trust (The) - Closing Achievement Gap
From the web site: "The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels — pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially those from low-income families or who are Black, Latino, or American Indian — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream."

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Education Week Research Center
From the web site: "The Research Center conducts annual policy surveys, collects data, and performs analyses that appear in the Quality Counts and Diplomas Count annual issues of Education Week. The Center also manages the Education Counts database of state policy indicators, releases periodic special reports on a variety of topics, and contributes data and analysis to coverage in Education Week."

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Educationalizing the Welfare State and Privatizing Education: The Evolution of Social Policy Since the New Deal
This paper by Harvey Kantor and Robert Lowe starts with this statement "BELIEF IN THE capacity of public education to redress unequal opportunity and eliminate poverty is one of the most distinctive features of American social policy. It is especially evident in No Child Left Behind (NCLB), which has invoked an equality-of-results test of public school performance that neglects conditions inside and outside the schools that contribute to inequality." The paper looks at how this belief developed since the 1960s.

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Edutopia News - Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning
From the web site: "Edutopia, a project of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, is dedicated to transforming the learning process by helping educators implement the strategies below. These strategies -- and the educators who implement them -- are empowering students to think critically, access and analyze information, creatively problem solve, work collaboratively, and communicate with clarity and impact."

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Eldis - an international policy research portal
From the web site: "Eldis provides free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. Our database includes over 40,000 summaries and provides free links to full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers. Each document is selected by members of our editorial team. To help you get the information you need we organise documents into collections according to key development themes and the country or region they relate to. You can browse these on the website or find out about our subscribe options to get updates in a format that suits you."

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Enriching education throughout childhood pays big dividends for disadvantaged - pdf
From the web site: "While studies have shown that disadvantaged children benefit from high-quality preschool programs, they would benefit even more if they had additional tutoring and mentoring during their elementary and high school years, according to a 2006 study by James Heckman, a Nobel-Prize winning economist at the University of Chicago." T/MC Note: You can also find the press release at: http://www-news.uchicago.edu/releases/06/061115.heckman.shtml


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Evaluation of MOST (Making the Most of Out-of-School Time) Initiative
This Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago report summarizes the evaluation of the first phase (1995-1998) of the Making the Most of Out-of-School Time (MOST) Initiative of the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds.

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Every Child, Every Promise, 2006 report - pdf
This 2006 report from the America's Promise organization is titled: "EVERY CHILD, EVERY PROMISE: TURNING FAILURE INTO ACTION" It's described as "the first comprehensive study of how well our children are receiving the Five Promises — the key developmental resources that correlate with success. Clearly, we have much work to do."

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Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins
From the web site: "The mission of the Everyone Graduates Center is to develop and disseminate the know-how required to enable all students to graduate from high school prepared for college, career, and civic life. Through a systematic and comprehensive approach, EGC combines analysis of the causes, location, and consequences of the nation’s dropout crisis with the development of tools and models designed to keep all students on the path to high school graduation, and capacity building efforts to enable states, communities, school districts, and schools to provide all their students with the supports they need to succeed. The Everyone Graduate Center seeks to identify the barriers that stand in the way of all students graduating from high school prepared for adult success, to develop strategic solutions to overcome the barriers, and to build local capacity to implement and sustain them."

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Expanding the System of Learning Supports pdf
Re: Frameworks for Transforming How Schools Offer Student and Learning Supports

Howard Adelman & Linda Taylor at the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA have been receiving requests for a compilation of the frameworks they have developed with respect to the systemic transformation of student and learning supports. So, they have developed a new resource aid that (1) highlights four fundamental, systemic concerns related to transforming student and learning supports and (2) offers frameworks for addressing them.

From the Preface: "If school improvement efforts are to be effective in enabling all students to have an equal opportunity to succeed at school, we all must move significantly beyond prevailing thinking. Current policy and practice is a grossly inadequate response to the many complex factors that interfere with positive development, learning, and teaching. Policy that perpetuates narrow-focused, categorical approaches to problems must be revised since it promotes an orientation that overemphasizes individually prescribed services to the detriment of prevention programs, results in marginalized and fragmented interventions, and undervalues the human and social capital indigenous to every neighborhood. School improvement policy must be expanded to support development of the type of comprehensive, multifaceted, and cohesive approach that can effectively address barriers to learning and teaching. Needed is a fundamental, systemic transformation in the ways schools, families, and communities address major barriers to learning and teaching. Such a transformation is essential to enhancing achievement for all, closing the achievement gap, reducing dropouts, and increasing the opportunity for schools to be valued as treasures in their neighborhood. "

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Extended Learning: Will We Ever Get it Right
This is a 2007 article by Karin Pitman that explores some of the complex issues of building and evaluating extended learning programs.

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Extensive school data sets- National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics has extensive education datasets, dating back to the 1970s. This data table shows "Percentage of the population 3 to 34 years old enrolled in school, by sex, race/ethnicity, and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2014". Browse the site and look at other data sets.

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