This study describes the P–16 approach of linking education strategies from preschool through college graduation to better prepare low-income minority students. Discusses academic content, state policy strategies, and P–16 network efforts in Atlanta. Lessons learned include: start in pre-K, support communities who help students, focus on transitions periods (elementary to MS, etc.), have high expectations, make students feel part of the community, expand learning opportunities.
Jehl, Jeanne. (2008). The Connection Strategy: Preparing Young People to Succeed in College and Beyond. Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation.