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Preparing Students for College and Careers: Early Findings from the Implementation of Ready Now Yuma

Posted on: August 17, 2015

With the increasing demands on the 21st-century workforce, all students should graduate from high school prepared for college and career success. However, improving the skills students need is a major challenge across the country and Arizona is no exception.  To address these challenges, Helios Education Foundation began to take steps to identify a new comprehensive, high-school reform initiative focused on preparing students for success in college and career.  Through this work, a partnership with Yuma Union High School District was formed and an initiative called Ready Now Yuma was developed.  This initiative provides students with a rigorous, high expectations curriculum within a college-going environment.  The end goal is to increase the number of students entering and succeeding in postsecondary education.

Helios recently published an education brief called: Preparing Students for College and Careers - Early Findings from the Implementation of Ready Now Yuma.  In this brief, we provide a short history of the development and practices around college and career readiness, outline the research and theory of action behind the Ready Now Yuma initiative and highlight key findings during the first two and a half years of implementation.

Click Here to download the brief. 

Learn More about Ready Now Yuma.  

[Video] - Year-in-Review 1

[Video] - Year-in-Review 2 

Category: College and Career Readiness

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