College and Career Transitions

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Northwestern University freshman Halle Lukasiewicz, 18, questions the value of using online tools to predict college admissions.
—Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Digital Tools Predict College Admissions, Link Employers

The popularity of social-media sites and the increasing ability of software to analyze information give members of the class of 2015 more online tools than ever to help chart their next step. (November 4, 2014)

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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11/26 11:04 am | Schools Urged to Teach Life Skills for Success Alongside Academics | A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on ...

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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.

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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 common core sets goals for what students should learn, not rigid curriculum guidelines, write Richard Laine and Chris Minnich.
June 18, 2013 - Education Week
June 10, 2013 - Education Week
Efforts to bring back students who have given up on a diploma vary from state to state.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Newly updated data show that laws in 27 states require free schooling for students up to age 21, while two states cut off students' route to a diploma at 19.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Computer tests, career-readiness scores, more rigor, and a higher price are among the changes to the alternative program for receiving a high school credential.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
A sound-engineering class at Youth Connection's Innovations High School helped hook Devonte Perry McCullum on education.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Andrew Delgado got his second chance at a charter school for students who have already left school or are likely to.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Getting the students past the schoolhouse door may be the easy part. Keeping them long enough to get a diploma is another thing entirely, say experts and educators.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
But some educators and experts fear the rapid growth could lead to programs that offer uneven academic rigor and insufficient social and emotional support for this vulnerable group of returning students.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
The good news is that the U.S. graduation rate is nearing historic highs; the bad news is too many are left behind.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week

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