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Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: state policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults

Series or Serial: Breaking Through Policy Reports

Publisher: Jobs for the Future

Published At: Boston, MA

Date Published: March 2008

Distributor: Jobs for the Future

Source Address: 88 Broad Street

Source City/State/Zip: Boston MA 02110

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: v + 16 p.

Subjects: Transitional Programs; Adult Education; Community Colleges; College School Cooperation; Education Work Relationship; Public Policy

Abstract:
State policymakers can use community colleges to address the issues of economic growth and individual prosperity if they address six key tasks: create a shared vision among stakeholders; set measurable goals; track individual outcomes; link course offerings to needs of employers; improve transition to college from developmental programs like English as a Second Language and remedial subjects; provide financial aid and counseling.

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