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World Ed Calls CCPI "Masters at Contextualizing Instruction"

       
World Education                     
March, 2015                           
In their first newsletter "Shout Out," World Ed thanks CCPI for their work. "We are fortunate to enjoy an enduring partnership on multiple projects, such as our current WIOA: What Now webinar series, professional development on designing career focused instruction for Massachusetts and New England practitioners, and an online course that is now under development."

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Center for an Urban Future Praises NYBEST and Bridge to College and Careers

       
Center for an Urban Future            
December, 2014
Tom Hilliard calls LaGuardia’s Bridge Programs and NYBEST models for improving outcomes and urges the City of New York to invest in similar programs despite their greater upfront costs: “Bridge programs, to take the most obvious example, cost more to operate—but if we took into account their remarkable success rate, they would almost certainly appear much less expensive than traditional HSE prep programs."    

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NYC's Career Pathways Report Cites LaGuardia's Bridge Program as Model

       
NYC Office of Workforce Development
Report
November 21, 2014
"My administration is committed to building an economy in which every New Yorker can maintain stable employment and earn a family-supporting wage," said Mayor Bill De Blasio. The Career Pathways Plan, designed to improve workforce development in the city, points to the success of LaGuardia's Bridge Programs and calls for a $60 million annual investment in sector-focused bridge models. 

LaGuardia’s Bridge Program is referenced on page 40. 


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LaGuardia's Bridge Program Highlighted in Department of Education Webinar                                                  


U.S. Department of Education
August 28, 2014
In the Department of Education's “WIOA Webinar: An Overview of Adult Education & Literacy” Johan E. Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Career, Technical, & Adult Education, spotlighted LaGuardia’s Bridge Program as a model program that effectively develops foundational skills in adults and older youth. Two other programs, Washington’s I-BEST and Minnesota’s FastTRAC, were also held up  as examples of highly effective education and training programs. Calling the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) a “systemic change opportunity,” Acting Assistant Secretary Uvin encouraged education leaders to take advantage of the support and investments offered by WIOA for innovative and promising models that improve access to effective education and training for a wide range of learners.

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LaGuardia’s Bridge Program and the research indicating its effectiveness is introduced at 24:19. 

   


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Vanguard Director at LaGuardia Community College Wins Literacy Recognition Award


Press Release

June 20, 2014
Amy Dalsimer,the Executive Director of Pre-College Academic Programs and CCPI at LaGuardia Community College, has won a 2014 Literacy Recognition Award from the Literacy Assistance Center in New York City. The annual award honors literacy practitioners for outstanding contributions to students, their program or the New York City literacy community.




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NYC Councilman Daniel Dromm Speaks at LaGuardia Community College GED Graduation Ceremony

     
Press Release

May 30, 2014
Sixty-two graduates of LaGuardia Community College’s Bridge to College and Careers Program celebrated the achievement of earning their high school equivalency at a graduation ceremony on May 30. The group’s exam pass rate was 67%, compared with New York State’s latest pass rate of 53% in 2012-13. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm (District 25), Chair for the Committee on Education, gave the keynote address, saying, “This is a brilliant program that helps students not only to get their GED but also gives them a foundation for college and beyond.” 



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How To Successfully Link GED Tests And Jobs

National Public Radio (NPR)
January 1, 2014
LaGuardia Community College in New York City goes beyond standardized high school equivalency test prep to help students prepare for new careers and college. LaGuardia’s President Gail Mellow explains the success of the innovative Bridge to College and Careers Program that helps out-of-school youth and adults pass the high school equivalency exam and transition successfully to next steps in college or careers.

     
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Adding Job Prep Creates a ‘GED machine’

Community College Spotlight, published in The Hechinger Report

     December 13, 2013 

Almost 40% of urban students don’t finish high school. The Bridge to College and Careers Program at LaGuardia Community College, in New York City, offers academically rigorous classes for the state’s high school equivalency exam that are linked to high-growth career sectors.


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"We Cannot Forget People Who Did Not Graduate From High School"

The Atlantic

December 7, 2013
LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Career Program classes aren't just high school equivalency test prep — they are professional-development classes. There is a course for would-be healthcare workers, another for business students, and yet another for anyone interested in science.


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"We Cannot Forget People Who Did Not Graduate From High School"

Chicago Policy Review

July 29, 2013 
LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Career Program classes aren't just high school equivalency test prep — they are professional-development classes. There is a course for would-be healthcare workers, another for business students, and yet another for anyone interested in science.


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Enhancing GED Instruction to Prepare Students for College and Careers

New America Foundation

July 29, 2013
Although employment and economic outcomes for individuals with only a high school diploma are poor, the outcomes for those with only a high school equivalency diploma are worse. Such poor results have led some to redesign their high school equivalency programs in hopes of better outcomes. LaGuardia Community College is among the leaders in the field, with promising results with its Bridge to College and Careers Program


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Enhancing GED Instruction to Prepare Students for College and Careers: Early Success in LaGuardia Community College’s Bridge to Health and Business Program

MDRC Policy Brief

May, 2013
LaGuardia’s Bridge to College and Careers Program represents an innovative approach to high school equivalency instruction, as it aims to better prepare students not only to pass the exam, but also to continue on to college and training programs. Key findings in this brief indicate that Bridge to College and Careers students are much more likely to complete the course, twice as likely to pass the high school equivalency exam, and three times more likely to go to college.


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As a Path to a Degree, the GED Is Rerouted With Students' Needs in Mind

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March 6, 2011
LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of New York, along with some public-school districts and family-literacy programs, is overhauling its high school equivalency curricula and support services. The Bridge to College and Careers Program uses a contextualized, career-focused approach to prepare students for college and career pathways beyond the exam.


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Promising Practices: GED Bridge to College Careers Program

National College Transition Network

The NCTN Promising Practice Series presents detailed descriptions of strategies from the field designed to promote the successful transition of adult basic education students to postsecondary education. This piece introduces the innovative, contextualized, career-focused Bridge to College and Careers Program at New York’s LaGuardia Community College.


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