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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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CompassPoint Nonprofit Research and Training
From the web site: "CompassPoint intensifies the impact of fellow nonprofit leaders, organizations, and networks as we achieve social equity together. We are a national nonprofit leadership and strategy practice based in Oakland, CA. For over 40 years, we have strengthened nonprofit leadership and supported organizations and movement networks to adapt and operate strategically. We also collaborate with fellow capacity builders and regularly share research and tools with the field at large."

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Conceptualizing Social Capital among Young People (2004)
From the web site: "The concept of social capital has gained more recognition in the past few decades but has created conceptual confusion due to varying uses of the term by different writers. Definitional and methodological flaws plague the few studies that have explored social capital among young people. This paper offers a critical synthesis of the construct and also introduces a new theoretical framework of social capital among young people to encourage future research."

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Consequences of Dropping out of School (pdf)
This 2009 report provides additional evidence of the high cost to individuals and society of the high school drop out crisis.
The report was prepared by Andrew Sum, Ishwar Khatiwada and Joseph McLaughlin With Sheila Palma, from the Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

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Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
From the web site: "The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) brings together education experts from renowned research institutions to contribute new knowledge that informs PK-20 education policy and practice. Our work is peer-reviewed and open-access."

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Consortium on Chicago School Research
From the web site: "The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research builds the capacity for school reform by conducting research that identifies what matters for student success and school improvement."

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Consumer Guide to Mentoring - 1993 perspective
This web page was created in 1993 and is now an archive. However, reading it now can help leaders, volunteers and donors gain a perspective of how mentoring was viewed almost 20 years ago. Some of the same challenges that existed then are still with us today.

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Council of the Great City Schools - Research page
From the web site: "The Council of the Great City Schools brings together the nation’s largest urban public school systems in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities. The Council and its member school districts work to help our schoolchildren meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society. This link points to the Council's research page.

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Cracks in the Education Pipeline
From the publication: "We can no longer afford the inequities that have long characterized our system of education. According to Charles E.M. Kolb, the pipeline isn't just leaking; it is gushing. As our need for educated workers grows, the American workforce is going to come increasingly from the ethnic groups that have been least well served at all levels of American education. By 2020, some 30 percent of our working-age population will be African-American or Hispanic, nearly double the percentage in 1980. And for these students, writes Charles E.M. Kolb, the pipeline isn't just leaking; it is gushing. With their eyes on the global competition, America's business leaders may be uniquely positioned to appreciate the urgency of the current situation. It is, thus, incumbent upon them to make the case to politicians and the public for systemic higher education reform -- for the investments necessary to ensure that (1) more students receive better preparation for higher education, (2) institutions of higher education are affordable, particularly for disadvantaged students, (3) colleges and universities have the commitment and capacity to educate all students who are motivated and eligible to attend, and (4) financial and academic support is provided to help students graduate

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Creating a Network of Afterschool Ed Programs
This paper makes a case for building a network of youth programs throughout large city and provides ideas for how this might happen.

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Critical Thinking: How do we teach it?
This is an article by by Howard Gabennesch, published in the Skeptical Inquirer magazine, March/April 2006

Read more to find out how you can (and why you should) bring more effective critical thinking into your classroom or into your tutor/mentor program.

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Cutting school drop-out rate, OECD report
The high school drop out problem is not just a US problem. Read this report that shows how the problem is being addressed in Europe.

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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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