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In “Theory, Research, and Practice” First Things First (FTF) is traced back to its roots in the rich tradition of research on human motivation. Three fundamental psychological needs – competence, autonomy and relatedness – are identified as the theoretical foundation for the early development of the FTF core strategies. 

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This cost-benefit study, conducted by Henry Levin of Teachers College, Columbia University, and three colleagues examined the cost effectiveness of diverse approaches (pre-K through high school) to improving graduation rates. 

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“Making the Move” examines how thematic small, personalized learning communities and freshman academies offer promising research-based approaches to significantly reducing school dropout rates between the 9th and 10th grades.

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“You Can Get There from Here” presents a theory of change approach to planning educational reform initiatives with a focus on district level efforts.

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