Yesterday Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a new Correctional Education Guidance Policy as part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative. Let's Go Learn is committed to helping court schools provide quality education to students in the correctional system. In fact all of the DOE court schools in Oregon are using our diagnostic assessments and court schools in Los Angeles are using both our diagnostics and our prescriptive instruction. Using our products, educators and administrators can quickly determine student strengths and weaknesses and track and manage growth. The US Department of Education provides the following statistics for youth in the correctional system: "For young people who are incarcerated, access to a high-quality education during their confinement is a vitally important and cost-effective strategy for ensuring they become productive members of their communities. The average cost to confine a juvenile is $88,000 per year – and a recent study showed that about 55 percent of youth were rearrested within 12 months of release. Inmates of all ages are half as likely to go back to jail if they participate in higher education – even compared to inmates with similar histories." We are proud to support court schools and their teachers and students. “High-quality correctional education ... has been shown to measurably reduce re-incarceration rates."
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