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

12/18 05:15 pm | Report: More Supports Needed for Students to Complete College | Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to ...

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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.

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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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Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later.
July 29, 2013 - Education Week
Congress is urged to act after failing to stave off the doubling of federally subsidized student-loan rates to 6.8 percent July 1.
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
A network of schools helps students with emotional and behavioral issues build "soft skills" through job placement.
July 2, 2013 - Education Week
High school graduation speakers, including the first lady, encourage students to be brave, to be creative, to be strong, and to live their lives to the fullest.
June 25, 2013 - Education Week
The common core sets goals for what students should learn, not rigid curriculum guidelines, write Richard Laine and Chris Minnich.
June 18, 2013 - Education Week
June 10, 2013 - Education Week
Efforts to bring back students who have given up on a diploma vary from state to state.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Newly updated data show that laws in 27 states require free schooling for students up to age 21, while two states cut off students' route to a diploma at 19.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Computer tests, career-readiness scores, more rigor, and a higher price are among the changes to the alternative program for receiving a high school credential.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
A sound-engineering class at Youth Connection's Innovations High School helped hook Devonte Perry McCullum on education.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week

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