Guided Pathways to Success: A Report on the Idaho Continuous Enrollment Initiative Pilot

Education and Literacy

Guided Pathways to Success: A Report on the Idaho Continuous Enrollment Initiative Pilot

Five Idaho colleges increased retention rates for non-traditional students by 500 percent above the national average by simply changing key practices. Results were achieved through a three-year pilot designed to improve retention and completion rates at Idaho community and technical colleges and fuel the state's economy with skilled workers.

Non-traditional students -- unemployed workers, alternative high school students, young single parents and dropouts -- face work schedule conflicts, family obligations and geographic and financial barriers to higher education. Statistically, more than half of students who enter a two-year certificate or degree program in Idaho drop out in the second year, often debt-ridden.

The pilot project, funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, used nationally proven best practices designed to lower barriers and develop resilience. Schools delivered enhanced advising, mentoring and remediation techniques; monitored student progress; and created support groups for almost 500 non-traditional students.

January 2014

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-Idaho

Field Guide to Education in Idaho

Education and Literacy

Field Guide to Education in Idaho

This Field Guide is designed to give quick and easy access to key data that will support the work to improve Idaho's education system.

To meet the needs of the 21st century workforce and economy, the Idaho State Board of Education has set an ambitious goal: 60% of Idahoans age 25-34 will have a post-secondary certificate or degree by 2020.

Given the current status and pace of progress, we are not on track to meet that goal.

Idaho must do better to prepare its students for success.

This Field Guild provides the facts and figures, with key information and insight, about the need and opportunity to improve Idaho's K-12 education system.

April 2013

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Western)-Idaho

Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth

Arts and Culture, Education and Literacy, Parenting and Families

Afterschool in Action: Innovative Afterschool Programs Supporting Middle School Youth

This report, released by Afterschool Alliance in partnership with MetLife Foundation, highlights the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation.

This compendium is a compilation of four issue briefs examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This series explores afterschool and: arts enrichment, parent engagement, school improvement and digital learning. The compendium also includes in-depth profiles of the 2012 Afterschool Innovator Award winners, as well as highlights from 2008-2011 award winners.

The 2012 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Award winners are:

  • The Wooden Floor, Santa Ana, CA

  • Latino Arts Strings & Mariachi Juvenil, Milwaukee, WI

  • Kid Power Inc., The VeggieTime Project, Washington, D.C.

  • Parma Learning Center, Parma, ID

  • Green Energy Technologies in the City, Lansing, MI

April 2013

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Midwestern)-Michigan-Ingham County-Lansing, North America-United States (Southern)-District of Columbia-Washington, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Wisconsin-Milwaukee County-Milwaukee, North America-United States (Western)-California-Orange County-Santa Ana, North America-United States (Western)-Idaho-Canyon County-Parma

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