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Ayat and her friend travel on a school-sponsored bus trip to visit a Pennsylvania college.
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

For Some Students, Culture Bears on College Choice

High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college. (December 7, 2015)

Blog: College Bound

07/31 10:24 am | After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets | Launched in 2010, College Bound blog publishes its last post today.

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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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See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Superintendent Terry B. Grier details how his district's high school program promotes college access and persistence for low-income students.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
The seasonal job market for teenagers is showing signs of improving, but inner-city youths still face slim employment opportunities.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
The state's home-grown replacement for the common core has earned support from a broad spectrum of K-12 and higher education leaders, state officials say.
June 3, 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
Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.
May 20, 2015 – Education Week
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.
May 6, 2015 – Education Week
The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.
May 6, 2015 – Education Week
Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo.
April 22, 2015 – Education Week

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