Fellow Break-er making news (literally)

Check out this great article by Breakthrough alum-turned-teacher-turned-director!

Joel Vargas co-authors an insightful piece about some of the reasons why some high school students find themselves going to college and why others don’t–plus, some different strategies to integrate education all the way from diapers to diplomas. After you read the article, check out his book, Minding the Gap!

If you want to speak with Joel directly, he and Nancy Hoffman will be the guests in a Live Chat hosted by EdWeek tomorrow! Details below:

Minding the Gap

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time

Please join us for a live chat with Nancy Hoffman and Joel Vargas, two of the editors of Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It, a new book book from Harvard Education Press.

Minding the Gap explores policies and practices aimed at helping more young people earn postsecondary degrees—a step the book’s authors consider necessary in today’s highly competitive economy.

Ms. Hoffman and Mr. Vargas will answer your questions about creating an integrated secondary-postsecondary system and making a college degree a goal for all students.


Nancy Hoffman is the vice president for youth transitions at Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating education and career opportunities for all. She is also director of JFF’s Early College High School Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Joel Vargas is a program director at Jobs for the Future.

Submit questions here in advance.

No special equipment other than Internet access is needed to participate in this text-based chat. A transcript will be posted shortly after the completion of the chat.


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