College and Career Transitions

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Ayat and her friend travel on a school-sponsored bus trip to visit a Pennsylvania college.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

For Some Students, Culture Bears on College Choice

High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college. (December 7, 2015)

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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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An ESSA provision that lets states use college-entrance exams to measure student achievement could spur a profound shift in high school testing.
January 4, 2016 - Education Week
Thanks to the impending debut of the revised SAT, many high school juniors are taking as many as three different college-readiness tests this school year.
December 22, 2015 - Education Week
The promise of free tuition lured 16,000 students to Tennessee colleges this year; now state officials are working to keep them there.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A recruiter for highly selective Gettysburg College scours schools for high-achieving low-income and minority prospects.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
PARCC and Smarter Balanced have formative assessments that enable teachers to see if students 'get it' long before the tests.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Michael V. Walker's job has a singular purpose: keeping the school system's black male students on a positive academic track.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week

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