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.

Issue Backgrounder

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College Access
School to Work

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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The academic boost that elementary students got from a program that linked them with community supports and resources lasted all the way to middle school, a study says.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
A 34-nation study from the OECD finds U.S. students lagging at both ends of the education pipeline—preschool enrollment and college graduation.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
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

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