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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The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
June 5, 2015 – Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
June 5, 2015 – Education Week
While the nation's graduation rate has hit another historic high, prospects are more mixed children and youths with disabilities, according to Diplomas Count 2015.
June 4, 2015 – Education Week
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

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