College and Career Transitions

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Octavia Smoot prepares for her senior portrait on May 7 at Scott High School in Madison, W.Va. Octavia is participating in a pilot program that texts high school seniors with reminders about college application deadlines, financial aid, interviews, etc., in an effort to keep them focused on applying and getting into college.
—Mark Webb for Education Week

'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

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)

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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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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 public-private initiative between the technology company and a city school aims to prepare students for future careers.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
In both his State of the Union speech and now his budget proposal, President Obama has emphasized the importance of redesigning high schools.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week
Data released by the National Center for Education Statistics, among other organizations, suggest that the outlook for high schools has been improving.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: May 21, 2013 - Education Week (Web)
A set of "publishers' criteria" for the common-core standards for high school and a revised set for elementary school are released.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week
April 3, 2013 - Education Week
Proposed legislation would lower the number of end-of-course exams as well as the number of core courses students must take.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Fewer than one in five students who took an Algebra 1 "honors" class were actually exposed to rigorous mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress's latest high school transcript study.
March 12, 2013 - Education Week
President Obama's proposal for a Race to the Top-style competition aimed at high schools has yet to be fleshed out.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
Efforts to promote an evolving area of study—entrepreneurship in education—are taking hold in graduate schools across the country.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
February 25, 2013 - Education Week

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