Don't Quit On Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About The Power Of Relationships

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy

Don't Quit On Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About The Power Of Relationships

This report examines, from the perspective of young people themselves, the roles that relationships with adults and peers play in decisions about staying in, leaving and returning to high school. Building on previous studies, including last year's "Don't Call Them Dropouts," this report offers new insights about how support from adults and peers can help to close the remaining gaps between those who graduate from high school on time and those who don't.

September 2015

Geographic Focus: North America-United States

Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy

Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth

This report was designed to highlight the underlying challenges facing Opportunity Youth (i.e., youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market) and offers a framework to help communities come together to address these challenges.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States

Ohio Student Mobility Research: Statewide Overview

Children and Youth, Education and Literacy

Ohio Student Mobility Research: Statewide Overview

In 2011, Community Research Partners (CRP) and The Thomas B. Fordham Institute (Fordham) entered into a partnership to conduct research on student mobility in Ohio. Fordham, a national leader in advancing educational excellence through quality research, commentary, and advocacy, wanted to build on their recent research on student mobility in the Dayton area and examine student mobility throughout the state. CRP brought to the project its experience in undertaking research on student mobility in the Columbus City Schools (CCS) and in processing and analyzing student-level records from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).

In June 2011, Fordham provided CRP with a planning grant to develop a workable research plan. ODE provided CRP with student-records from the Education Management Information System (EMIS). Beginning with the 2008 -- 2009 school year, EMIS has included unique student identifiers that charter schools in Ohio. With assistance from ODE staff in understanding and using the EMIS data, CRP analyzed student records for Franklin County districts. The outcome of the planning phase was a design for a large-scale study of student mobility in Ohio, to be conducted by CRP. Work on the project began in February 2012.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Midwestern)-Ohio

Connecting Youth Through Multiple Pathways

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy

Connecting Youth Through Multiple Pathways

Presents findings from a field scan of efforts to help vulnerable youth graduate from high school, what is working, what should be done, and what opportunities exist for Casey's involvement. Explores risk factors and alternative programs. Lists resources.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States

Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America's Youth

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy;Employment and Labor

Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America's Youth

Eduployment: The bifurcation of school and work, education and employment, college and career is out of date and meaningless. We need to use a both/and rather than an either/or framework in going forward. We call this eduployment.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States

Lifetime Employment and Earnings Consequences of Dropping Out of High School in Philadelphia, The

Community and Economic Development, Education and Literacy, Employment and Labor

Lifetime Employment and Earnings Consequences of Dropping Out of High School in Philadelphia, The

What's the difference between a Philadelphia graduate and a high school dropout? About $580,000, according to this study which shows the difference in net fiscal contribution over a working lifetime (tax revenue generated vs. tax revenue received) between a Philadelphia student who earns a diploma and one who does not. This research report also offers information on the percentage of students in Philadelphia who do not graduate from high school, the difference in lifetime earnings between high school graduates and high school dropouts, and the likelihood of employment for high school graduates compared to high school dropouts.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Northeastern)-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia County-Philadelphia

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