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  • Bridging the Gap

    Videos and More from Bridging the Gap

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for and supported our conference Bridging the Gap: Postsecondary Pathways for Underprepared Learners which took place in April in New Orleans. We're now sharing videos, resources, and more from the conference.

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  • Deeper Learning Research Series

    New Series Reports

    The Students at the Center Deeper Learning Research Series has released two reports on rethinking "readiness." Let’s Get Real: Deeper Learning and the Power of the Workplace explores work as a powerful means for deeper learning in schools and calls for U.S. high schools to incorporate gradual exposure to the workplace in student experience. Civic Education and Deeper Learning calls upon high-quality civics education as a way to create challenging, collaborative, and engaging experiences for students.

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  • Policy Meets Pathways

    State and national leaders need to “put efforts to bolster completion on a new trajectory” by analyzing the extent to which policies support the colleges that are trying to do right by their students, and then redesigning policy environments to help institutions introduce comprehensive and integrated reform strategies that change every aspect of what they do. This report identifies specific strategies for states to follow.

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  • High School Graduate, College Study Group, Policymaker, Construction Worker

    Who Is Jobs for the Future?

    The mission of JFF is to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy. Our vision is for the promise of education and economic mobility in America to be achieved for everyone. For 30 years, we have helped employers find skilled workers, and workers move into higher-wage jobs through education and training programs. We are a Boston-based nonprofit working in over 100 communities nationwide.

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  • Student Success Centers

    Leading the Charge for Change at Community Colleges

    Cranking up student success at community colleges requires many integrated changes at both the state and college level. To organize around a unified agenda and achieve that degree of change, seven states now each host an independent Student Success Center that provides a vision, a venue, and practical support for research, collaboration, policy, and programs. Change magazine highlights JFF’s work to develop and support centers in Arkansas, Connecticut, California, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas. 
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  • New Skills at Work

    Detroit Skills Gap Report Highlights Job Opportunities

    JPMorgan Chase just announced the release of the skills gap report, written by Jobs for the Future, on the Detroit area. The new report shows that, after suffering severe job losses from the decline of the auto industry and feeling the effects of the city's bankruptcy, the regional economy is stabilizing and employment is growing again. The health care and manufacturing sectors are two areas with new middle-skill job opportunities.
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