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Author(s):Manno, B
Title:The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Organization:Annie E. Casey Foundation
Short Description:This report describes how some of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s education grantees in Atlanta are working to mend the education pipeline for young people in their communities by connecting standards and expectations for learning from early childhood to college entry or the workforce and providing needed services, supports, and partnerships that add value to the work of schools.
Annotation:This report describes how some of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s education grantees in Atlanta are working to mend the education pipeline for young people in their communities by connecting standards and expectations for learning from early childhood to college entry or the workforce and providing needed services, supports, and partnerships that add value to the work of schools. This connection strategy, known as P–16 —linking education strategies from preschool through college graduation— is gaining increasing attention across the country, primarily through changes in state policies. In local communities, there is also growing momentum to ensure continuity for children and families despite transitions from one school to another, and to hold high expectations that young people will go to college and be successful there.
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College Access
Early Childhood Education/School Readiness
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Elementary School
High School
Low-Income Students
Middle School
P-16 (Pre K - Grade 16) Alignment and Initiatives
Preparation/College Readiness

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Expanding college access: The impact of state finance strategies
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Preparing for college: Building expectations, changing realities
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Overcoming obstacles to preparing for college: Perspectives from a rural Upward Bound program
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
Economic diversity on campus
The UW-Madison sixth annual plan 2008 campus forum
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Middle school practices improve student achievement in high poverty schools
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Quality, affordability and access: Americans speak on higher education
Admission possible
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
The art of student retention
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Steps to success (English and Spanish Versions)
Voices in urban education
Indiana's 2006 graduation rate
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
National Urban League Scholarships
Center for Student Opportunity
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
The Sallie Mae Fund
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Higher education accountability for student learning
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
George Washington University Heath Resource Center: Online clearning house on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
College: Making It Happen
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Estimating the Social Value of Higher Education: Willingness to Pay for Community and Technical Colleges
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
Apply to Succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
What is Known About the Impact of Financial Aid? Implications for Policy
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
White students are racially isolated
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Unauthorized Alien Students: Issues and “DREAM Act” Legislation