College and Career Transitions

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J'Remi Barnes, a recent graduate of New Orleans' Sci Academy, walks to the bus stop in May.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

A Ticket Out?

A recent graduate of New Orleans’ Sci Academy, J’Remi Barnes is among the post-Katrina wave of poor, African-American students who are going to college at higher rates than before the hurricane. (August 20, 2015)

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Blog: College Bound

07/31 10:24 am | After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets | Launched in 2010, College Bound blog publishes its last post today.

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What States and Nonprofits Are Doing to Encourage Early High School Graduation
To save money and encourage hard work, states and nonprofits are offering incentives for early high school graduation.

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
In this online chat, our guests provided tips on how to keep students engaged. They range from college-level course offerings to independent study.

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In boosting higher-educational attainment, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business president Howard E. Horton.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term may reach into teachers' paychecks, union treasuries, and college admissions offices.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
While the updated College Scorecard offers more indicators for consumers, like college graduation rates and debt loads, it may fall on high school counselors to interpret the data for students.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
The education secretary hit the road a multistate, back-to-school trek, joined at one point by President Barack Obama.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Gov. Bill Haslam has convened higher education and workforce leaders to discuss his initiative to improve graduation rates in Tennessee.
September 21, 2015 - AP
Concerns that too many qualified students are missing out on financial assistance have prompted calls to make the FAFSA process easier and more accessible.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
By building on its Navajo students' culture, the STAR School is giving some graduates the confidence to seek a college education far from home.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Dueling bills passed in both chambers to overhaul the federal education law face lawmakers fresh off a five-week summer sabbatical.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Average scores either dipped or stayed the same for this year’s crop of high school graduates, according to college-testing officials.
September 4, 2015 - Education Week

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