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  1. Salud y éxito

    The transition from childhood to adolescence presents pre-teens with many new health decisions. Although parents play an important role in helping their children make safe choices during this time, conversations about sensitive topics such as sex can ...

  2. Safe in the City

    Health clinics for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) play an important role in fighting the spread of HIV. However, designing effective, meaningful HIV prevention programs for these clinics has often been a challenge because they are understaffed and ...

  3. Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO)

    State education agencies (SEAs) play an essential role in developing policies that support young children’s school readiness and success. Yet nationwide, the busy early education specialists who work in SEAs need support to integrate research-based ...

  4. Quality Measures™ Center for Program Assessment and Technical Assistance

    Research has shown that effective school leadership can improve student learning. But while strides have been made to more closely associate effective leader behaviors with school, teacher, and student performance, the specific effects of leader ...

  5. Center for Early Learning Professionals

    Young children who have disabilities, grow up in poverty, or are dual language learners often start kindergarten less prepared than their peers. But the research is clear—high-quality early education opportunities can make a lifetime of difference for ...

  6. South Africa School-Based Sexuality and HIV Prevention Education Activity

    Recent surveys of youth in South Africa indicate troubling increases in the prevalence of HIV and pregnancy rates. But with over 94 percent of South African youth between the ages of 7 and 18 participating in the education sector, schools may provide a ...

  7. USAID Partnership for Education: Innovating Activity (Ghana)

    The development of literacy skills through early experiences with books and stories is critically linked to children’s later success in learning to read. As Ghana strivesto increase national literacy levels, parents and communities are called upon to ...

  8. Project to Improve Access to Quality Education (PAAQE) IAI for Preschool

    Due to limited local access, less than half the children aged 3–6 in Burkina Faso receive the preschool education that would prepare them for primary school. Communities need relevant, quality kindergarten programs to provide early learning opportunities ...

  9. Accelerating Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment (AWARE)

    In Southeast Asia, the emergence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community will lead to—and require—unprecedented labor mobility and opportunity. For youth to be competitive in this new environment, they will need to ...

  10. Evaluation of the Think College Transition Model

    Research has shown that youth ages 18–22 with intellectual disabilities and autism are less likely than students with other disabilities to go to college. Although these youth may benefit from inclusive concurrent enrollment programs, which provide ...