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Octavia Smoot prepares for her senior portrait on May 7 at Scott High School in Madison, W.Va. Octavia is participating in a pilot program that texts high school seniors with reminders about college application deadlines, financial aid, interviews, etc., in an effort to keep them focused on applying and getting into college.
—Mark Webb for Education Week

'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information. (May 13, 2014)

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For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
A 34-nation study from the OECD finds U.S. students lagging at both ends of the education pipeline—preschool enrollment and college graduation.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
More students than ever are taking the college-entrance exam, including a record 57 percent of the 2014 high school graduating class.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
NAEP data reveal the need to better prepare American high school students for college, National Assessment Governing Board Chairman David Driscoll says.
June 24, 2014 - Education Week
First lady Michelle Obama writes about her Reach Higher campaign to inspire students, educators, and communities to focus on making college a reality for all young people.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Access to higher education coursework as a high school student helped Karina Madrigal become a first-generation college graduate.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week

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