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.

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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Shirley Franklin writes that she wishes she had focused more on the impact of higher education on low-income students.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Five education thought leaders offer their priorities for encouraging college access for all students.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
With the programs surging in popularity, policymakers and advocates are wrestling with how to pay the costs and promote broader access to college for disadvantaged youths.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Hear how the peer-group approach of The Posse Foundation is shaping students’ college transition.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
In this interactive map, see how the graduation rate in states and the nation have progressed over the years.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Members of historically disadvantaged minority groups make up a disproportionate share of dropouts.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
The Education Week Research Center calculated the number of nongraduates of the class of 2012 in the nation and by state.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
New technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A handful of researchers across the country are perfecting video games that can unobtrusively measure noncognitive skills—like persistence and 'grit'—in students.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week

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