College and Career Transitions

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Tom Ford, a school counselor at West Senior High School in Traverse City, Mich., waits to talk with a teacher about a student’s class schedule. Mr. Ford has been counseling Traverse City students since 2001.
—Sean Proctor for Education Week

Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path

In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools. (September 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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10/30 10:37 am | New Regulation Limits Debt for Graduates of For-Profit Colleges | The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much ...

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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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More than 20 surveys purport to measure engagement in K-12 schools, but that doesn't mean they're widely used or useful.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Borrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
While a growing number of districts are using financial incentives to encourage students to go to college, experts caution that money alone won’t do the trick.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A New York City-based foundation harnesses a little positive peer pressure to help students successfully negotiate the pathway from high school to college graduation.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Amid a nationwide push to ratchet up academics, some educators, researchers, and policymakers are renewing and reshaping efforts to engage students in learning and motivate them for success.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
With a curriculum based on service and local cultural resources, San Isidro High School strives to make learning relevant for students in its border community.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Students have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A measure passed by the Louisiana legislature would give teams of teachers, administrators, and parents wide latitude in setting graduation and promotion requirements for students with disabilities.
May 30, 2014 - Education Week
To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week

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