Spotlight on College Readiness and Access

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College Readiness and Access


The Education Week Spotlight on College Readiness and Access is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • The digital divide in the college admissions process
  • Districts using early-college models
  • How 'soft skills,' like resiliency and grit, help students prepare for college
  • Challenges faced by college admissions counselors
  • Preparing students for the academic and financial demands of college
  • The gap in college-completion for Latino students

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Online resources now dominate the college-admissions process, but disadvantaged students often lack the hardware or the know-how to navigate them.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week

Superintendent Austin Obasohan is expanding Duplin County's early-college high schools districtwide and instilling college ambitions in children from kindergarten on.
February 4, 2013 - Education Week

Connecting with students early so they know what they need for college or careers is a key tenet of Minnesota's comprehensive proposal.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week

Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week

A survey of 5,300 counselors shows a committed but frustrated corps that sees a divide between what schools do and should do.
November 15, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

The nation needs a multipronged approach to preparing high school students for college, Wendy Puriefoy writes.
June 11, 2012 - Education Week


After years of skyrocking college costs, enrollment, federal aid, and student borrowing, new figures from the College Board reflect a more stable picture for higher education.
September 30, 2011 - College Bound

Although Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing minority group in K-12 schools in the United States, their college-completion rate is 19.2 percent compared with the national average of 41.1 percent, according to a new report.
September 30, 2011 - College Bound

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