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Schools, nonprofit organizations, families and employers must work together to ensure that all students graduate from high school college-ready. We know that the majority of living-wage jobs in King County require at least some postsecondary education.

 

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tactics for giving to teach life skills
  • Provide students with social-emotional supports that improve school attachment, self-efficacy, and academic motivation 
  • Reduce the need for remediation through early identification and intervention for students who are not achieving at grade-level 
  • Support first-generation, low-income students in planning for and transitioning to college 
  • Connect high-school dropouts and other “off-track” youth to post-secondary education and employment pathways
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Coaching-to-College Pairs Foster Children with Volunteer Mentors
Treehouse for Kids offers Coaching-to-College, a program pairing foster children with volunteer mentors to help them identify, pursue and achieve their educational goals. Working with their mentor, they discuss college options and even tour campuses together. This kind of support and mentoring is essential to help foster children learn about and access higher education.
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Lessons from SEED, a National Demonstration of Child Development Accounts
A nationwide system of Child Development Accounts (CDAs) established as early as birth can lead to lifelong savings, raise college expectations and affordability, and serve as a basis for more stable and productive financial lives for American families, according to this report.
The Road Map Project 2013 Results Report
The Road Map Project's Results Report is the Road Map Project’s annual report card. It presents the most recent data on the project’s Indicators of Student Success and, where possible, shows trends and results relative to baselines and targets.
Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners
This report by the Consortium on Chicago School Research outlines a new framework for understanding how non-cognitive factors influence the behaviors that drive academic performance among middle and high school students.
Trends in Education Philanthropy
Grantmakers for Education (GFE) introduced its annual Benchmarking survey in 2008 to gauge the state of education philanthropy and to learn from its members how the field was evolving. Every year since 2008, they have offered a snapshot of trends, emerging issues and challenges funders saw on the horizon. The latest report in this series was published in 2012.
A Paramount Duty: Funding Education for McCleary and Beyond
Washington state policymakers must come up with billions in more funding over the next few years to comply with the State Supreme Court’s decision in McCleary v. State, which mandated a significant boost in K-12 school funding.

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