North Carolina

Report

Early Progress in the Achieving the Dream Initiative

May, 2007
Thomas Brock, Davis Jenkins, Todd Ellwein, Jennifer Miller Gaubert, Susan Gooden, Kasey Martin, Casey MacGregor, Michael Pih

Achieving the Dream is a multiyear, national initiative, launched by Lumina Foundation for Education, to help community college students stay in school and succeed. The 83 participating colleges commit to collecting and analyzing data to improve student outcomes, particularly for low-income students and students of color. This baseline report describes the early progress that the first 27 colleges have made after just one year of implementation.

Working Paper

Evidence from a Sample of Recent CET Applicants

September, 2005

This working paper examines employment and earnings over a four-year period for a group of disadvantaged out-of-school youth who entered the Evaluation of the Center for Employment Training (CET) Replication Sites between 1995 and 1999. It assesses the importance of three key factors as barriers to employment: lack of a high school diploma, having children, and having an arrest record.

Report

A Study of Adult Student Persistence in Library Literacy Programs

January, 2005
Kristin Porter, Sondra Cuban, John P. Comings

Library-based literacy programs face serious challenges to improving adult students’ participation. This study suggests programs should be prepared to accommodate intermittent participation by adult students and to connect students to social services and other supports.

Report

Studying Efforts to Increase Adult Learner Persistence in Library Literacy Programs

September, 2001
John P. Comings, Sondra Cuban, Johannes Bos, Catherine Taylor
Report

Responding to the Challenges of Adult Student Persistence in Library Literacy Programs

April, 2003
John P. Comings, Sondra Cuban, Johannes Bos, Kristin Porter

Based on a study of nine adult literacy programs in public libraries, this report examines student characteristics, participation patterns, and new strategies to raise student persistence.

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