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At-Risk Youths

By Sarah D. Sparks — May 16, 2017 1 min read
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Students who enter the juvenile-justice system are significantly less likely to graduate from high school, and a new online report offers a roadmap for states to make sure incarcerated students get back on track academically.

The Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education, a collaboration of child-advocacy groups, lays out goals to support incarcerated students and highlights promising state practices, in an interactive report.

Among the recommendations: help students stay informed about their education options; provide adult academic support before, during, and after incarceration; and return students to their previous school after returning from incarceration.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 17, 2017 edition of Education Week as At-Risk Youths

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