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Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It

Nancy Hoffman, Joel Vargas, Marc S. Miller, and Andrea Venezia

This book from JFF and Harvard Education Press argues that in today’s highly competitive, global economy, all young people need a postsecondary education. Yet only one in ten students from the lowest economic quintile in the United States currently earns a postsecondary credential. This timely and instructive book explores policies and practices that would quickly enable a larger number of low-income and first-generation college students to earn postsecondary degrees. Minding the Gap calls for a system that thoroughly integrates secondary and postsecondary education—a system in which a college degree is the goal for all students. To order, contact the publisher, Harvard Education Press, at 1.888.437.1437 or visit them online.