In the Media

Saving kids from pipeline to prison

The News & Observer | December 5, 2015

Writer Joseph Neff reports on the 2015 NC Safe, Fair, and Equitable Schools Conference, which focused on school discipline and the strong link between suspensions and dropout rates. MORE

Where Have All the Low-Income Students Gone?

Higher Ed Today | November 25, 2015

The American Council on Education’s Chris Nellum and Terry Hartle discuss a surprising and deeply troubling trend: A steep decline in the percentage of low-income students enrolling in college immediately after high school.  MORE

YouthWork Summit introduces Durham youth to work and opportunity

Durham Herald Sun | November 22, 2015

Youth ages 14-24 from across Durham County got the inside scoop on writing killer resumes, nailing job interviews and turning their skills and passions into careers Nov. 11 at the Durham YouthWork Internship Program's 2015 YouthWork Summit.  MORE

Elizabeth Poindexter: The invisible Durham

The News and Observer | November 3, 2015

Writer Elizabeth Poindexter describes the need for creating an education-to-career system and urges readers to “invest in our greatest asset – our people.” MORE

The Triangle’s broken economic ladder

The News & Observer | September 11, 2015

MDC Inc. David Dodson writes in a News & Observer Point of View that Improving mobility for the Triangle’s youth and young adults means building an “infrastructure of opportunity.”  MORE

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