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Beyond High School: Efforts to Improve Postsecondary Transitions Through Linked Learning Webinar/Event

September 29, 2014

Evidence suggests that Linked Learning students are more likely than their peers at traditional high schools to graduate and enter postsecondary education. Panelists will describe how Linked Learning strengthens the transition from high school to postsecondary education; highlight findings from studies of Linked Learning implementation sites; and discuss how state and federal policy can support Linked Learning and similar efforts.


Youth CareerConnect Program: An Opportunity to Redefine the High School Experience and Increase College and Career Readiness Webinar/Event

December 09, 2013

On November 19, DOL, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, announced the start of the $100 million Youth CareerConnect grant competition designed to provide high school students with education and training that combines rigorous academic and technical curricula focused on in-demand occupations and industries, specifically STEM (science, technology, math, engineering, and math) industries. The goals for the Youth CareerConnect program are to ensure that high school students gain both academic and occupational skills; transition into aligned postsecondary opportunities, postsecondary education, long-term occupational skills training, or registered apprenticeships; obtain an industry-recognized credential and a high school diploma; and earn postsecondary credit. This webinar will provide guidance regarding a variety of ways to approach effective secondary school reform within the context of the Youth CareerConnect grant program.

Accelerated Learning For All: How Access To College Courses Can Help Struggling Students Graduate From High School And Succeed In College And Work Webinar/Event

March 25, 2009

Over one hundred educators, administrators, policymakers, and other key stakeholders gathered on March 25, 2009 at Accelerated Learning for All: How Access to College Courses Can Help Struggling Students Graduate from High School and Succeed in College and Work, a forum hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, to discuss the Early College High School Initiative (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and coordinated by Jobs For the Future) and the Gateway to College model implemented as part of the initiative.

Setting The Stage For New High Schools: Expanding Alternatives To High School To Ensure That All Students Become College And Work Ready Webinar/Event

July 10, 2008

Nearly seventy educators, stakeholders, and policymakers gathered July 10 on Capitol Hill to learn about municipal leaders and practitioners who are at the forefront of a national movement to establish alternative high schools for students poorly served by, and at risk of dropping out from, traditional schools. The discussion was hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National League of Cities (NLC). NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF) has spearheaded the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI) in over two hundred communities nationwide through a partnership with the Big Picture Company. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee—one of the municipalities recently selected to join the AHSI network—both attended to discuss their interest in reducing the number of high school dropouts, while increasing the number of high school graduates.

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.