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Nov 17, 2014, 13:51 ET

First Year of Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Shows Progress and Early Accomplishments in Five States

An independent evaluation of Accelerating Opportunity (AO), conducted by the Urban Institute, found intensive efforts underway in five states to...

Oct 17, 2012, 09:15 ET

Study: "Dual enrollment" students more likely to attend, graduate from college

High school students who take college courses are significantly more likely to attend and graduate from college than peers who do not, according to...

Sep 19, 2012, 09:00 ET

Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Helps the Nation Get Back to Work

$18.5 Million Strategic Funding Collaboration Supports States' Efforts to Provide Adults with the Credentials They Need The American economy...

Jun 19, 2012, 09:30 ET

Multistate Initiative Will Create New "Pathways to Prosperity" for High School Students

Employers, Educators, and Policymakers All Needed to Lead Students from Education to Careers Of the millions of American high school...

Apr 11, 2012, 13:00 ET
Students at the Center synthesizes existing research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. The papers that launch this project renew attention to the importance of engaging each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college and a career. Students at the Center is supported generously by funds from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/Jobs for the Future)

Giving Students a Voice Is Critical -- To Education Reform and Student Success

Students at the Center Project Explores How Students Learn Best— New Papers Examine Motivation, Personalization, and Assessing...

Mar 28, 2012, 10:00 ET
Students at the Center synthesizes existing research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. The papers that launch this project renew attention to the importance of engaging each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college and a career. Students at the Center is supported generously by funds from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/Jobs for the Future)

New Research Shows Promise of Technologies To Help Teachers Reach Individual Students, But Can't Replace Emotional Work of Classrooms

Students at the Center Project Explores How Students Learn Best— Reports on Enhancing Literacy and on Math Instruction for...

Mar 22, 2012, 11:34 ET

Early College High School Initiative Celebrates Ten Years of Success

Early College High School Week to be Held March 25-31 "We will enter the university full time next year knowing that college will be no...

Mar 14, 2012, 10:46 ET
Students at the Center synthesizes existing research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. The papers that launch this project renew attention to the importance of engaging each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college and a career. Students at the Center is supported generously by funds from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/Jobs for the Future)

Students at the Center Project Refocuses Reform Debate on Meeting Individual Needs to Meet Higher Standards

Nine Research Teams Explore How Students Learn Best—Papers on Teaching; School Districts; and the Brain Released Today Cutting-edge...

Feb 15, 2012, 10:00 ET

How do Students Learn Best?

Students at the Center Project Builds Knowledge Base for Student-Centered Approaches to Learning  Despite the growing interest in...

Nov 16, 2011, 17:02 ET

Jobs for the Future Brings NASA Resources to Community College Green Curricula

Degree programs at three colleges to include NASA data and tools Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) are...

Oct 11, 2011, 13:22 ET

'Jobs To Careers' Initiative Shows How to Grow Your Own Skilled Workforce

Workers in entry-level, low-wage jobs are not typically considered a prime source of talent. Yet, results of a national initiative demonstrate that...

Sep 19, 2011, 09:27 ET

Real-Time Labor Market Data To Help Colleges Align Curriculum to Needs of Regional Economies

Jobs for the Future Launches Credentials that Work Initiative Using new technologies that make it possible—for the first time—to...

Aug 04, 2011, 10:30 ET
Accelerating Opportunity Logo. Accelerating Opportunity: A Breaking Through Initiative, will challenge states across the country to transform adult education systems into more successful pathways leading to economic security.  (PRNewsFoto/Jobs for the Future)

Jobs for the Future's Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Awards Grants to Eleven States to Transform Adult Education

Strategic Funding Collaboration Supports Community College Efforts to Increase Adults' Employment Skills Jobs for the Future (JFF) today...

Jun 27, 2011, 10:28 ET

Jobs for the Future to Launch Green Jobs Training in High-Growth Industries

GreenWays Initiative will work in seven major cities to create career pathways Jobs for the Future (JFF), a leading nonprofit education and...

May 25, 2011, 15:35 ET

LaVonne Sheffield To Lead JFF's National Expansion of Early College Designs

LaVonne M. Sheffield, Ph.D., a veteran teacher and administrator with over 35 years experience, has joined Jobs for the Future (JFF) as Associate...

Apr 10, 2011, 12:18 ET

Three New Briefs from Jobs for the Future Explore Community College Innovations

Publications Look at Developmental Math, Health Care Training, and Green Pathways Jobs for the Future (JFF) today released three new publications...

Mar 25, 2011, 14:25 ET

Early College High School Week Salutes 50,000 Students

"By exploring innovative solutions to the challenges confronting our Nation's education system, projects like the Early College High School...

Mar 14, 2011, 13:11 ET

Early College High School Initiative Celebrates Success of its 230 Schools

Early College High School Week to be Held March 20-26  More than 50,000 high school students nationwide can earn free college credit at...

Nov 18, 2010, 09:45 ET

Jobs for the Future Receives Grant From the Walmart Foundation to Help Expand Career Pathways for Adults

Will Expand Breaking Through Initiative at North Carolina Community Colleges Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national non-profit organization that...

Oct 26, 2010, 14:27 ET

Casi el 100% del distrito escolar hispano prueba que la educación superior para todos es posible

El Hidalgo Independent School District de Texas ha elevado el nivel de lo que significa para un sistema escolar centrarse en la preparación...