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

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If all states decide to go along with the lower cutoff score, an estimated 25,000 more test-takers could be eligible for a GED credential.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A series of problems in recent months delayed many ACT, SAT, and PSAT reports to students, counselors, and colleges.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The president uses his final State of the Union address to make clear he will press Congress and his successor to continue unfinished pieces of his education agenda.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
In a new report, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The NCAA's onerous eligibility requirements for student-athletes has a stranglehold on precollegiate schooling, writes James Lytle.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
When it comes to college applications, students should reject the "cult of perfection" and embrace their frailties, writes Florina Rodov.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
The Education for Justice program, taken by select TFA candidates during their senior year of college, is based on feedback from principals, parents, and teacher educators.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
School policy could be further marginalized in the 2016 presidential race now that ESSA resolves big questions over federal power in areas like testing and teacher evaluation.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week

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