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  • Schoolwork Behind Bars Often Goes to Waste, Study Finds

    Oct 13, 2020

    A group of young women at a juvenile detention center.
    Photo courtesy of Juvenile Law Center.

    The Imprint | New York City is flagged in the education report as an example of progress. Its Close to Home program has virtually eliminated problems with transferring credits from lockups to home schools that other parts of the country still experience. High- and low-security pretrial detention facilities also offer this seamless curriculum. The arrangement made it “so much easier to have credits go on the transcript record in the same system, which is key to keeping kids in school and on the path toward graduation,” Yuster of Advocates for Children told the report authors. Read article