College for All – Podcast Episode 75 | Classnotes Podcast 75
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Classnotes Podcast (August 3, 2010) Clearly, our nation needs many more students to attend college and graduate, but several things are getting in the way, particularly students who are minority or economically disadvantaged. Nilka Avilés , Ed.D., an IDRA senior education associate, tells us about her experience with an effort that built relationships between high schools and a local university to remove barriers of school-level low expectations, student academic preparation and college-level instruction. She describes the practical supports that were provided to the minority and low-income students and their families that led to their success.
Nilka is interviewed by Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., director of the IDRA Texas Parent Information and Resource Center.
Show length: 15:32.
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Early College High School: A Model of Success for High School Redesign (pdf),
by Nilka Avilés and Encarnación Garza Jr., International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership
Defining Student Success in the Context of College Readiness,
Rosana G. Rodríguez, Ph.D., IDRA Newsletter
Also in Courage to Connect – A Quality Schools Action Framework (pp 188-192),
“Supporting the Dream of Going to College Through Powerful Student Engagement,”
By Héctor Bojorquez, IDRA Newsletter
About the Institute for Research and Reform in Education and First Things First (pdf),
James P. Connell, Ph.D., webinar presentation
Early College High Schools: Stepping Up to College During High School (pdf),
Joel Vargas, Jobs for the Future, webinar presentation
Success at Every Step: Policies to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students (pdf),
Ryan Reyna, NGA Center for Best Practices, webinar presentation
Preparing College- and Career-Ready Students: Elements of Successful Programs (pdf),
Sarah Hooker, American Youth Policy Forum, webinar presentation
Jobs for the Future, Current Projects
Texas High School Project
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