College and Career Transitions

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Say YES summer camp counselor M'Tia Williams, 19, back, laughs during a game with campers in Syracuse, New York, in late July. Williams, a former Say Yes camper, is a Sophomore at Onondaga Community College and hopes to transfer to Syracuse University.
—Heather Ainsworth for Education Week

School Improvement Is Citywide Effort in Syracuse

A promise of free college tuition was just the beginning for the Say Yes to Education initiative in its first test city. (August 6, 2013)

Spotlight on College Readiness and Access

Examine the digital divide in college admissions, see how districts instill higher education ambitions with early outreach, and prepare students for the academic and financial demands of college.

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04/22 04:02 pm | Share of U.S. Adults Holding a College Degree on Rise, Report Finds | A new report from the Lumina Foundation reveals the largest increase in college completion since 2008, with 39 percent of working-age Americans holding a degree.<div ...

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Improving Student Engagement Through Early Career Mapping
In this Education Week webinar, our guests examined the challenges and benefits of mapping student learning paths.

Chat Transcript

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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For the first time, 47 states and the District of Columbia used a common yardstick to measure high school graduation rates.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week
Online resources now dominate the college-admissions process, but disadvantaged students often lack the hardware or the know-how to navigate them.
December 4, 2012 - Education Week
December 3, 2012 - Education Week
Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
Maryland voters ratify a law making undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
Work with teachers and students in Halifax County, Va., has focused on making college-level courses a hot ticket.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
David Coleman also called on the organization to help find ways for all students to immerse themselves in academic "work worth doing."
October 25, 2012 | Updated: November 19, 2012 - Education Week
Students in a Grand Rapids, Mich., innovation program blend virtual education and real-world experiences to prepare for college and careers.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Experts credit the state program for helping increase the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams.
October 23, 2012 - Education Week
Schools are looking for alternatives to the tests that determine whether students must take remedial courses.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week

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