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Making Performance Funding Work for All
This brief contrasts two models of funding public higher education and then traces the evolution of performance funding. attention next turns to design characteristics and concerns about performance funding, supplemented by profiles of the models used in several states.
Atlanta Civic Site: Climbing the Ladder of Reading Proficiency
This report tells how a group of parents, educators, community-based service providers, funders, and education experts created the Dunbar Learning Complex with the goal of permanently changing the path of children living in poverty. It also shares the impact of those efforts on children and their parents, two years later.
Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
This revised study finds that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers. It is notable in breaking down for the first time the likelihood of graduation by different reading skill levels and poverty experiences. It also updates a 2011 research brief with new data on graduation rates for students living in concentrated poverty.
Opportunity Road: The Promise and Challenge of America's Forgotten Youth
This report highlights the strategies that are currently working to give “opportunity youth” with challenging life circumstances the right combination of training, support and experiences to make successful transitions to meaningful careers.
Investing in a Bright Future for all of Colorado's Kids
This report takes a comprehensive look at key indicators of child well-being to assess how Colorado’s 254,000 children in immigrant families are faring in areas such as economic well-being, family structure and English proficiency.