College and Career Transitions

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Phil Trout, a college counselor at Minnetonka High School in Minneapolis, talks with students about their college applications. He says that, while students often take Advanced Placement courses to bolster their applications, parents increasingly hope it will also save them money.
—Jenn Ackerman for Education Week

Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes

When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map. (December 9, 2014)

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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Blog: College Bound

03/30 06:46 pm | Survey Identifies Challenges with High School Online Courses | The Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest researched Iowa and Wisconsin high schools offering online courses and found concern with quality and teacher training.

On-Demand Webinar

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

Chat Transcript

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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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
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
David Hodge, the president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, discusses practices at his school for recognizing college-level work completed in high school.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week

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