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Better Connecting Secondary to Postsecondary Education: Lessons and Policy Recommendations From the Great Lakes

April 2, 2021

At a Glance

This brief offers policy-based solutions and examples that can support greater alignment and partnerships across K-12 and postsecondary education, promote scaling, and, ultimately, ensure that every young person has the support necessary for success.

Taylor Maag
Leah Moschella

The secondary-to-postsecondary transition is a critically important step on a student’s path toward economic success. The Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership (GLCCPP) leadership recognizes that it is more important than ever to think intentionally about solutions that ensure that students—specifically those that have historically been underserved by our education systems—get the opportunities they need to successfully progress through education systems and into the workforce.

This resource provides detailed recommendations, informed by GLCCPP practitioners, for policymakers to pursue in order to ensure that youth and young adults have access to postsecondary education experiences that will help them advance in college and their careers:

  • Bolster System Alignment
  • Strengthen On-Ramps Toward Postsecondary Credentials and Careers
  • Provide Personalized Supports to Improve Student Success

Read the full brief for more information about these recommendations, including examples of each in action in the GLCCPP communities.

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