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Three Ohio community colleges have successfully adapted the City University of New York’s innovative Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), according to findings released today at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio.

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MDRC released encouraging results today from a demonstration, funded by Robin Hood, of two aligned interventions in New York City: Making Pre-K Count, a high-quality math curriculum in preschools, and High 5s, supplemental small-group “math clubs” provided to kindergartners. Together, the programs closed more than one-quarter of the math achievement gap.

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New results from the Paycheck Plus demonstration in New York City show that increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit for workers without dependent children has positive impacts on reducing severe poverty and increasing income, work rates, and child support payments.