College and Career Transitions

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Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
—Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs

New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. (March 25, 2015)

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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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To save money and encourage hard work, states and nonprofits are offering incentives for early high school graduation.

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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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If students think that college is out of reach for their families financially, there's a good chance they will lose interest in school, writes Erich May.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
The college-prep courses developed by the British university are far less popular here than the AP and International Baccalaureate programs, but Cambridge is quickly gaining ground.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
More needs to be done to prepare American Indian students to attend and succeed in college, Fort Lewis College Provost Barbara Morris writes.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Advocates say that federal strings and red tape could undercut a $100 million competition to help secondary schools better prepare students for college and high-tech careers.
November 27, 2013 - Education Week
Some built-in student accommodations for the common-core tests being developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will be unavailable during spring 2014 field tests.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
Pedagogically, the common-core standards are already akin to gifted education but teachers will still need guidance on how to differentiate them for the most able learners.
October 28, 2013 - Education Week
A study finds that a school's poverty level is a bigger 'divider' than its location or racial makeup in predicting its students’ college success.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Issue is billed as critical to help the United States compete in a global economy, and to better prepare today's young people for jobs after graduation.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Lawmakers are eyeing renewal of the biggest program aimed at high schools, which may offer chance for rare, bipartisan cooperation on an education law in a highly polarized Congress.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week

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