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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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Dana Center at University of Texas works to improve education
From the web site: "The Dana Center collaborates with local and national entities to improve education systems so that they foster opportunity for all students, particularly in mathematics and science. We are dedicated to nurturing students' intellectual passions and ensuring that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace—and for active participation in our modern democracy."

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DC Achievement Gap - Why Place Matters (pdf)
This is one of many policy briefs found on the DC Action for Children web site. Good model for any city.

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DC Action for Children - Education policy
This site shows how data from the annual Kids Count is used in on-going effort to influence public policy regarding the well-being of kids.

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Deeper Learning - What Is This?
From the web site: "The Hewlett Foundation seeks to help student compete globally and become engaged citizens at home. To that end, we work to align K-12 schools in the U.S. to deliver and measure deeper learning—a set of six interrelated competencies: mastering rigorous academic content, learning how to think critically and solve problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, directing one’s own learning, and developing an academic mindsets — a belief in one’s ability to grow."

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Depressive Symptomatology - Social Capital article
The full name of this article is: Depressive Symptomatology, Exposure to Violence, and the Role of Social Capital Among African American Adolescents.  The findings suggest the importance of interrelationships among violence exposure, capital, and well-being for adolescents.

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Dept. of Ed. - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
This is the US Department of Education web site. This link provides details on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which when launched in 2001, was known as No Child Left Behind, NCLB.

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Different types of schools: public, charter, private, independent, etc.
This article provides a brief description and differentiation between different types of k-12 schools serving more than 52 million US students a year.

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Disruptive Innovation in Education - Learn more
From the web site: "In this EduCitizenship 2020 proposal, we will prepare an innovative design and rationale for the school/learning environment of 2020 for the U.S. Department of Education. Specifically, we will articulate to the key stakeholders--administrators, teachers, parents, students, funding agencies-- the critical issues that will define the future of teaching and learning." This article is one of many on the site that focus on changes needed in education.

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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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