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)

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07/31 10:24 am | After Five-Year Run, College Bound Blog Sunsets | If you are looking for our latest coverage of this topic, please follow the High School & Beyond blog, which looks at the forces that shape adolescents' pathways to ...

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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.

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PARCC and Smarter Balanced have formative assessments that enable teachers to see if students 'get it' long before the tests.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Michael V. Walker's job has a singular purpose: keeping the school system's black male students on a positive academic track.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Contrary to popular narratives, today's youths are eager to serve their country and communities, insists Tufts Dean Alan D. Solomont.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
While there was some discussion about college costs, the Democratic candidates for president did not delve far into big K-12 topics like testing, teacher evaluation, or how to improve low-performing schools.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
In boosting higher-educational attainment, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business president Howard E. Horton.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
While the updated College Scorecard offers more indicators for consumers, like college graduation rates and debt loads, it may fall on high school counselors to interpret the data for students.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

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