College and Career Transitions

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Betty Torres, a high school senior from Mission, Texas, talks with fellow student Rob Schaefer, from St. Louis, on the University of Notre Dame campus. Both are in a summer program that acquaints academically promising high schoolers with college life.
—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

Summer Programs Help First-Gen. College-Goers Brave the Leap

Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college. (July 19, 2016)

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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Despite federal efforts to bring uniformity to high school graduation calculations, states are inconsistent in setting diploma requirements for special education students.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Educators thought Jonathan Kratchman's autism would deter him from applying to colleges, but the Cherry Hill, N.J., high school senior thought otherwise.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Despite their intellectual disabilities, Robbie and Cullen Prall got regular academic instruction in high school, but little guidance on what to do later on.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
It's hard to say, but more schools are focusing on building postsecondary transition plans for their students with disabilities.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Students with disabilities get more than their share of suspensions and expulsions—and that can lead many of them to drop out of school.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
The latest federal calculations show that while 81 percent of students in the class of 2013 graduated on time, just 62 percent of those with disabilities did so.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains national data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
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

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