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Career Advancement Academies: Insights into Contextualized Teaching and Learning

March 24, 2016

This brief explores our work with the Career Ladders Project (CLP) to improve educational outcomes for underserved Californians.Launched in 2007, the Career Advancement Academies are designed to enable underserved Californians – typically first in their families to attend college, low-income, or from communities of color – to enroll in higher education and adjust to emerging and evolving workforce and industry needs. Specifically, CAAs aim to increase the supply of middle skill workers by targeting under-prepared young adults (ages 18-30) whose low basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics shut them out of post-secondary education and high-wage jobs. CAAs support students through a holistic set of interventions to build the foundational skills needed to complete postsecondary education and enter careers.

A 5-Year Projection of the Number of Children Reaching Age 18 While in Foster Care

April 7, 2010

Estimates the number of children aging out of foster care in 2009-13. Examines recent trends by age of entry into foster care and outlines how changes in the number entering care, their age distribution, and duration of care affect projections.