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Online training program for youth and adults in transition
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Helping the homeless is a community imperative - Durham Herald Sun (blog)

Helping the homeless is a community imperative - Durham Herald Sun (blog) | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
9NEWS.comHelping the homeless is a community imperativeDurham Herald Sun (blog)For people who are homeless themselves, the array of agencies and services out there can be daunting.
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Tough Homecoming for Vets: a Marine Homeless After Five Tours in Iraq - Daily Beast

Tough Homecoming for Vets: a Marine Homeless After Five Tours in Iraq - Daily Beast | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Daily BeastTough Homecoming for Vets: a Marine Homeless After Five Tours in IraqDaily BeastFor young veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, jobs have not been easy to come by.
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State's Ready by 21 prepares foster youth for life - Baltimore Sun

State's Ready by 21 prepares foster youth for life - Baltimore Sun | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Baltimore SunState's Ready by 21 prepares foster youth for lifeBaltimore SunThe program, established by Theodore Dallas, when he became secretary of the Department of Human Resources more than a year ago, helps prepare teens in foster care for...
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Flunk fear for new GED test - New York Post

Flunk fear for new GED testNew York Post“I don't think the GED test will be financially, logistically or academically accessible or viable in January 2014,” Kevin Smith, state Education Department deputy commissioner, told Crain's New York Business.
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Are Our Children Being Pushed Into Prison...and By What

Are Our Children Being Pushed Into Prison...and By What | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
It's a story about how two systems, education and foster care, are not effectively connecting youth to further education and training, the labor market or adequate supports. It's a story ...
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Summit aids foster children's transition to adult living - Deseret News

Summit aids foster children's transition to adult living - Deseret News | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Deseret NewsSummit aids foster children's transition to adult livingDeseret NewsNational studies of children who age out of foster care show that less than half graduate from high school, compared to 85 percent of all 18-to-24-year-olds.
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Ending US Homelessness Starts Locally - Huffington Post

Ending US Homelessness Starts Locally - Huffington Post | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Ending US Homelessness Starts LocallyHuffington PostThe National Alliance To End Homelessness(NAEH) recently wrapped up its 2012 National Conference.
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Is a College Education a Prerequisite for Personal Economic Success? - Town Hall

Is a College Education a Prerequisite for Personal Economic Success?
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Education and Training Has Not Kept Pace - New York Times

Education and Training Has Not Kept Pace - New York Times | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Education and Training Has Not Kept PaceNew York TimesSome of the high-tech jobs in demand may require no more than an associate's degree or other technical certifications. By Cecilia A. Conrad.
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States form coalition to boost career training - Kansas City Star

States form coalition to boost career training - Kansas City Star | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
WBIR-TVStates form coalition to boost career trainingKansas City StarAP Education Writer ...
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Griswold's housing for homeless vets could be national model - TheDay.com

Griswold's housing for homeless vets could be national model - TheDay.com | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Griswold's housing for homeless vets could be national modelTheDay.comBy Jennifer McDermott Griswold - A new home for homeless veterans that has been hailed as a model for other veterans' housing projects opens today.
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Sal Khan's 'Academy' sparks a tech revolution in education - USA TODAY

Sal Khan's 'Academy' sparks a tech revolution in education - USA TODAY | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
USA TODAYSal Khan's 'Academy' sparks a tech revolution in educationUSA TODAYIt's not much past 9 am, and Khan, 36, founder of the online educational non-profit Khan Academy, gets set to record his 3081st video lecture in a small office with a view...
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In Education, Technology Changes Everything and Nothing - Huffington Post

In Education, Technology Changes Everything and Nothing - Huffington Post | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
In Education, Technology Changes Everything and NothingHuffington PostA technological revolution is happening in the world of education; it is changing schools for the better. But, it will never change the definition of and need for great teaching.
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Education as Job Training Earns an Incomplete - Huffington Post

Education as Job Training Earns an Incomplete - Huffington Post | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Education as Job Training Earns an IncompleteHuffington PostDuring the last two weeks, the Republican and Democratic parties have held political conventions and released their platforms for the upcoming election.
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Rutgers project offers mentoring to teens in foster care - MyCentralJersey.com

Rutgers project offers mentoring to teens in foster care - MyCentralJersey.com | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Rutgers project offers mentoring to teens in foster careMyCentralJersey.comThat's where the mentoring piece comes in – to show them what's possible for them, and help guide them on how to achieve it,” said Robin Lang, director of GSAPP's Foster...
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Is the Higher Education Bubble About to Pop? « The Scholarly Kitchen

Is the Higher Education Bubble About to Pop? « The Scholarly Kitchen | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
The potential higher education funding bubble may be more likely to burst, with the LIBOR scandal revealing another weakness in the system, trends in admissions and discounting showing the effects of the recession, and ...
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Suburban Homelessness on the Rise, Local Leaders Say - Patch.com

Suburban Homelessness on the Rise, Local Leaders Say - Patch.com | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Suburban Homelessness on the Rise, Local Leaders SayPatch.comKenny Johnson's homeless shelter is usually quiet in the summer—but that changes in the winter, when the 46-person house fills up to capacity and dozens more put their names on the...
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Lake juvenile work program becoming a model for other communities - Orlando Sentinel

Lake juvenile work program becoming a model for other communities - Orlando Sentinel | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Lake juvenile work program becoming a model for other communitiesOrlando SentinelA juvenile arrest record for minor charges can sometimes hamper future job searches, as well as future military service or college admission.
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School Supplies Needed For Homeless Teens - KLAS-TV

School Supplies Needed For Homeless Teens - KLAS-TV | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
School Supplies Needed For Homeless TeensKLAS-TVUpdated: Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:25 PM EST. By Lauren Rozyla, Reporter - email. By Mark Mutchler, Photojournalist - email.
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Foster care population drops for 6th straight year - CBS News

Foster care population drops for 6th straight year - CBS News | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
WTSP 10 NewsFoster care population drops for 6th straight yearCBS NewsMany have shortened stays in foster care, expedited adoptions and expanded preventive support for troubled families so more children avoid being removed from home in the first...
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Foster care program celebrates parents - Albany Times Union

Foster care program celebrates parents - Albany Times Union | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Foster care program celebrates parentsAlbany Times UnionThe center offers a range of services, including foster care and residential programs for children and adolescents, a special education elementary school, a family homeless shelter, and...
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Homeless children and Bon Jovi have a friend in Ramsey - NorthJersey.com

Homeless children and Bon Jovi have a friend in Ramsey - NorthJersey.com | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
NorthJersey.comHomeless children and Bon Jovi have a friend in RamseyNorthJersey.com40th anniversary celebration of Covenant House unites like-minded in philanthropic endeavor.and more »...
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Fla. agencies partner to improve dental care for foster children - WTXL ABC 27

Fla. agencies partner to improve dental care for foster children - WTXL ABC 27 | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Fla. agencies partner to improve dental care for foster childrenWTXL ABC 27The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida Dental Association have reinforced their partnership in an effort to help improve dental care for all...
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Va. to examine brain injuries in juvenile offenders - Staunton News Leader

Va. to examine brain injuries in juvenile offenders - Staunton News Leader | Independent Living Skills | Scoop.it
Va. to examine brain injuries in juvenile offendersStaunton News LeaderAP RICHMOND — A two-day summit will convene this week in Richmond to examine the possible link between brain injury and young people in the juvenile justice system.
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Department of Education Recommits To Career And Technical Training - Huffington Post (blog)

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Department of Education Recommits To Career And Technical TrainingHuffington Post (blog)The United States Department of Education recently issued recommended reforms for Career and Technical Education (CTE).
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