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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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
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
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

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