College and Career Transitions

The latest news about college and career transitions, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

J'Remi Barnes, a recent graduate of New Orleans' Sci Academy, walks to the bus stop in May.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

A Ticket Out?

A recent graduate of New Orleans’ Sci Academy, J’Remi Barnes is among the post-Katrina wave of poor, African-American students who are going to college at higher rates than before the hurricane. (August 20, 2015)

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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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At Gallaudet University, Gideon Firl is hoping he can continue to receive some of the same social and academic supports he received at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
While the nation's graduation rate has hit another historic high, prospects are more mixed children and youths with disabilities, according to Diplomas Count 2015.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
After years in formalized special education programs, the transition from K-12 schools to work or college can be jarring for many students with disabilities and their families.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Growing numbers of students with disabilities are headed to college, and many of them are choosing to keep their disability status to themselves.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
But it's challenging for many students with disabilities and their families to locate real jobs where the youths can work alongside other employees and earn competitive wages.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Students with disabilities get more than their share of suspensions and expulsions—and that can lead many of them to drop out of school.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
In a new survey, 89 percent of college admissions officials said students' discipline histories are factored into their admissions process.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The latest federal calculations show that while 81 percent of students in the class of 2013 graduated on time, just 62 percent of those with disabilities did so.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week

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