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

12/19 11:20 am | New College-Ratings Framework Released by U.S. Dept. of Ed. | The U.S. Department of Education released measures to use in rating colleges and universities based on performance, access, and value.

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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.

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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School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
More students than ever are taking the college-entrance exam, including a record 57 percent of the 2014 high school graduating class.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
NAEP data reveal the need to better prepare American high school students for college, National Assessment Governing Board Chairman David Driscoll says.
June 24, 2014 - Education Week
First lady Michelle Obama writes about her Reach Higher campaign to inspire students, educators, and communities to focus on making college a reality for all young people.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Access to higher education coursework as a high school student helped Karina Madrigal become a first-generation college graduate.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Higher education has an essential role to play in encouraging younger students to pursue college options, writes Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
South Texas College has propelled more than 70,000 high school students toward college and career pathways since 2003, writes Nicolás González.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Preparing students for economic independence, whether via college or career, is imperative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Heath Morrison says.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week

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