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

Summer Programs Help First-Gen. College-Goers Brave the Leap

Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college. (July 19, 2016)

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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Efforts to increase college persistence, especially for low-income, first-generation students, are catching on in some charter schools.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Many of the rest are just meeting minimal curriculum requirements, says a report from the Education Trust.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Contrary to public perceptions, students are not being tracked into CTE programs, concludes a study of Arkansas schools.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
The new PreACT test is a multicple-choice test designed to prepare 10th graders for the ACT college-entrance exam.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Which states are giving PARCC, Smarter Balanced, SAT, or ACT? Which require exit exams? This interactive chart shows the results of a national survey of states' assessment programs in math and English/language arts for 2015-16.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Funds from the Investing in Innovation program have helped some rural high schools in North Carolina to ramp up their dual-enrollment efforts.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
An Education Week survey of every state finds that only 21 still plan to use the shared tests designed for the Common Core State Standards.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
A recent poll of nearly a million U.S. students concludes that schools need to work on building supports to keep students invested in their educations, especially as they advance in grades.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Disadvantaged students will experience the new SAT very differently from their more-advantaged peers, writes Garrett Neiman of test-prep nonprofit College Spring.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week

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