Opportunity News: Mothers in Poverty and the Future for Young Americans•
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The Struggle to Get By
Great NPR piece on a single mom of three who is the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary, Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert. “There are more than four million American families living under the poverty line today that are led by a single mother. Katrina Gilbert is one of those moms.”
Early Childhood Education
With questions swirling about the effectiveness of pre-kindergarten, the Robin Hood Foundation and others launch a $25 million study to find out what works.
The Future for Young Adults
Read Opportunity Nation’s Mark Edwards on REDF’s blog on why engaging and helping young adults succeed will benefit us all.
Early Enrollment and Career and Technical Education
Interesting paper from Education Commission of the States about the benefits of combining two of the best methods to help students succeed in post-secondary and gain valuable job skills: early/dual enrollment programs with CTE.