College and Career Transitions

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Betty Torres, a high school senior from Mission, Texas, talks with fellow student Rob Schaefer, from St. Louis, on the University of Notre Dame campus. Both are in a summer program that acquaints academically promising high schoolers with college life.
—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

Should Schools Test the 'Career' Half of 'College and Career'?

Some experts and educators argue that better assessments are needed to determine whether students have the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. (May 24, 2017)

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There are mixed reactions to a report that the Justice Department is recruiting lawyers to investigate and potentially sue colleges and universities over racial preferences.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
High schools across the country hand out nearly 100 different kinds of diplomas, and most don't offer solid preparation for college or career. The students who bear the brunt of that inequity are most likely to be English learners, students with disabilities, low-income students, or those learning English.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
The College Board will allow more students to take the college entrance exam on a computer, but the digital format is still available only to a small fraction of all test-takers.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
In an interview with the Associated Press, U.S. Secretary of Secretary Betsy DeVos distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice.
August 10, 2017 – AP
Selective enrollment and deeper pockets aren’t the only advantages independent schools have over their public counterparts, writes Stephanie J. Hull.
August 2, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado is the latest state to create an endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math for students who succeed in rigorous courses in those fields. Will the new credential carry weight with colleges and employers?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
The U.S. Education Department has not approved any applications for student-loan forgiveness in cases of possible fraud since President Donald Trump took office, according to records sent to an Illinois senator.
July 27, 2017 – AP
States that pay the costs of the SAT and ACT exams for all students can boost four-year college enrollment among low-income students, new research suggests.
July 21, 2017 – Education Week
Millions of jobs are going unfilled because U.S. employers can't find workers with the right skills. What's really behind companies' hiring difficulties? Experts debate whether a "skills gap" is the main culprit.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here’s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week

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