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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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May 21, 2013 - Education Week
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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
New High School Pathways Emerging
Some states are trying to provide meaningful, rigorous, and flexible academic and career options for their students.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
The administration is seeking to shift Stafford Loans to a market-based rate at the time of the loan, but some warn that such a move could dampen college access.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
Several dozen states are looking for an alternative to the GED high-school-equivalency test.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
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)

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