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)

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Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass.
June 23, 2017 – Education Week
The president signed an executive order aimed at expanding federal apprenticeship programs and allowing the use of federal aid to finance them.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Faith-based schools play an integral role in upending the inequality at-risk students face, argues John Schoenig of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
The state hopes to put students on more promising pathways by dispatching college and career coaches to middle and high schools in 34 counties.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
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 – Education Week
A survey added to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery aims to match test-takers to jobs based on interest, rather than personality.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
The SAT’s long dominance in college admission testing has slipped, but it’s still a horse race, according to experts.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
Proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's law governing career-and-technical education seeks to give states more discretion over spending, which programs to focus on, and other issues.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Schools like the Marine Academy of Science and Technology worry that their enrollments are becoming less diverse as their academics become more rigorous.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
The hope is that the smaller schools will be less intimidating and more nurturing than big state universities.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week

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