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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Blog: College Bound

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.

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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Getting the students past the schoolhouse door may be the easy part. Keeping them long enough to get a diploma is another thing entirely, say experts and educators.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
But some educators and experts fear the rapid growth could lead to programs that offer uneven academic rigor and insufficient social and emotional support for this vulnerable group of returning students.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
The good news is that the U.S. graduation rate is nearing historic highs; the bad news is too many are left behind.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Around the country, schools and community groups are moving beyond dropout prevention to recover the students who have already left.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
At nearly 75 percent, the high school graduation rate for the class of 2010 is the highest since the 1970s, according to the latest analysis from the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
The District of Columbia has taken on an aggressive K-12 implementation of the common standards, a particular challenge since its academic performance lags behind that of the United States as a whole.
May 21, 2013 | Updated: May 22, 2013 - Education Week (Web)
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
Programs build partnerships with private companies and higher education partners to provide the kinds of high-tech skills students need.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
Our country is in trouble. That's the key takeaway from Sara Martinez Tucker's experience as the undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Education.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
System allows secondary students to shift from vocational training to a degree roughly equivalent to the high school diploma.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week

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