New Report: Effective Learning Environments for Urban Youth

Posted by on January 31, 2003

[From the PEN Weekly NewsBlast]

Jobs for the Future has documented practical answers to the question: How can communities and school systems take advantage of the breakthrough possibilities offered by emerging, powerful learning environments inside and outside of the school building, school day, and school year? At the very moment when young people need higher levels of skills and credentials to become economically self sufficient, the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population consist of the young people who have been least well-served by our secondary, postsecondary, and “second chance” education systems. A new on-line resource from JFF provides educators, policymakers, and researchers with much-needed information about institutions and institutional arrangements that are more effective and efficient than the outmoded, factory-model high school. Based on three years of research, over 50 profiles, practices, and products are now available at:

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