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  • Deeper Learning

    Students at the Center: Deeper Learning Research Series

    Two new reports in the Deeper Learning Research Series have been released, exploring districtwide strategies for supporting deeper learning goals, as well as how deeper learning can bridge gaps for underserved youth.

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  • Employer Engagement Toolkit: From Placement to Partners

    This toolkit is a guide for training providers, workforce development organizations, community colleges, other educational institutions, and community-based organizations deliberately integrating employer engagement into the core decision making of your program. 

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  • PBS NewsHour

    PBS NewsHour: Does Early College for High School Students Pave a Path to Graduation?

    Watch Dr. Daniel King, JFF board member & Superintendent of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, and Joel Vargas, Vice President of School and Learning Designs at JFF, discuss early college on PBS NewsHour.

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    Supporting Second Chances

    With more than 2 million people incarcerated on any given day in the United States, and over 700,000 people transitioning out of correctional facilities each year, there is an urgent need to do more to help reintegrate these youth and adults back into their communities. This brief highlights strategies for expanding education and employment pathways and offers policy and program strategies to smooth this transition.

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  • Elizabeth Grant

    JFF Welcomes Elizabeth Grant

    Elizabeth Grant has recently joined Jobs for the Future as senior vice president leading the Building Educational Pathways for Youth and Postsecondary State Policy work. She also oversees development of national and state education policy initiatives and program-level implementation of JFF’s research strategy. Prior to joining JFF, Dr. Grant served as a vice president in the Education program at American Institutes for Research (AIR). In this role, she contributed to the strategic direction of the Education program and led the program's Education Policy Research and Technical Assistance portfolio. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Grant.
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  • Tapping New Talent

    Tapping New Pools of Talent

    More than 6 million young people in the United States are out of school, out of work, and, often it seems, out of luck. That’s 17 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24. This population includes dropouts and high school graduates, former foster children and juveniles in court custody; youth caring for siblings and teens cycling in and out of low-wage jobs. Once known as “disconnected,” they are increasingly called “opportunity youth.” Despite growing up in difficult circumstances—they represent a large opportunity for investing in our nations workforce and our future. This brief focuses on strategies for strengthening education and employment pathways that prepare opportunity youth for jobs that can lead to productive careers.
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