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
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After years in formalized special education programs, the transition from K-12 schools to work or college can be jarring for many students with disabilities and their families.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
Growing numbers of students with disabilities are headed to college, and many of them are choosing to keep their disability status to themselves.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
At Gallaudet University, Gideon Firl is hoping he can continue to receive some of the same social and academic supports he received at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
At the school serving students with emotional disturbances or autism, Christopher Lineman is working on the skills he needs to succeed at a job and extend his education.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
High school senior Gloria Clark knew she could succeed in college, but she had a harder time persuading university admissions officials to let her try.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
The students with special needs who find the most success in college or the workplace are often those who were taught to stand up for themselves.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
But it's challenging for many students with disabilities and their families to locate real jobs where the youths can work alongside other employees and earn competitive wages.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
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

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