College and Career Transitions

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Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
—Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs

New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. (March 25, 2015)

Spotlight on College Readiness and Access

Examine the digital divide in college admissions, see how districts instill higher education ambitions with early outreach, and prepare students for the academic and financial demands of college.

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04/24 11:14 am | Report Recommends Weighing Labor Market Data in College Choice | The Aspen Institute released a report with eight papers from education experts about how labor market data can be used by educators, policymakers, and students to better ...

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Improving Student Engagement Through Early Career Mapping
In this Education Week webinar, our guests examined the challenges and benefits of mapping student learning paths.

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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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The latest signs from the U.S. Department of Education point to another year of record-breaking graduation rates, but experts differ on the reasons why.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Even the wealthiest and best-educated young Americans lag behind peers in other countries in literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
The president calls for two free years of community college and child-care aid, but ESEA goes unmentioned.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Making the connections clear between academics and work will benefit many students, says Jonathan Hasak.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
The big questions are how to pay for the $60 billion initiative proposed by President Barack Obama and whether the Republican-controlled Congress will approve it.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Fresh out of college, the young advisers work alongside overburdened counselors for two years to help disadvantaged students forge a path to college.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Just-retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, championed education equality and the rights of people with disabilities in his storied career on Capitol Hill.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week

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