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

Summer Programs Help First-Gen. College-Goers Brave the Leap

Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college. (July 19, 2016)

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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Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
A handful of states are reinvesting in their thinning ranks of school counselors to get more students on the college path.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Students with disabilities will find it easier next year to request accommodations on the SAT, the PSAT, and other tests the College Board runs.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Education Week checks back with Ayat Husseini, a student whose parents were reluctant to let her leave home to attend her first-choice college.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Liberal arts education is essential for equipping students with the tools for good citizenship, writes Jim Haas.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
States conferred 95 kinds of diplomas to high school graduates last year—two more than the year before, according to the group Achieve.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Even as high school graduation rates inched up to 83.2 percent, experts say it’s difficult to determine that federal education policy is responsible uptick in in the 2014-15 school year.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Academic and emotional supports are needed to help gifted students from low-income families thrive at public residential schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Twelfth graders who take and pass the transition classes can enroll directly in credit-bearing courses in college.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

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