College and Career Transitions

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Larry Gorski prepares to take the TASC test toward his high school equivalency diploma in an adult education class in Cheektowaga, N.Y.
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More Rigorous GED Spurs Jitters, Competition

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 1, 2015)

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

05/21 12:54 pm | Selective High Schools Work Together to Diversify Student Population | Leaders of selective high schools work on strategies to reach out and change policies to attract more qualified, disadvantaged students into their programs.

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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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High schools are creating programs to prepare students for high-tech manufacturing jobs amid projections of a 42 percent increase in the sector by 2018.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Some states are facing a bumpy transition as they adjust to the altered assessment landscape and had to cope with a late 2013 surge in test-takers.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards offer an opportunity to level the playing field for all students regardless of their ZIP code, income, race, or ethnicity, Rufina Hernández writes.
January 21, 2014 - Education Week
If students think that college is out of reach for their families financially, there's a good chance they will lose interest in school, writes Erich May.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
The college-prep courses developed by the British university are far less popular here than the AP and International Baccalaureate programs, but Cambridge is quickly gaining ground.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
More needs to be done to prepare American Indian students to attend and succeed in college, Fort Lewis College Provost Barbara Morris writes.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Advocates say that federal strings and red tape could undercut a $100 million competition to help secondary schools better prepare students for college and high-tech careers.
November 27, 2013 - Education Week
Some built-in student accommodations for the common-core tests being developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will be unavailable during spring 2014 field tests.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week

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