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Students and parents sit in on the 'Surviving Your 1st Year & Beyond' workshop during a conference held last month by the District of Columbia College Access Program.
—Justin T. Gellerson for Education Week

Educators Work to Stave Off 'Summer Melt'

Instead of heading to the beach, some counselors and youth groups are working hard to ensure that students who planned to go to college actually make it there. (August 9, 2015)

Spotlight on Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how new tests aim to measure career readiness, explore different opinions on career-ready skills, and learn how community engagement and individualized plans can inspire students.

Issue Backgrounder

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College Bound Blog

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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Lessons from New York City's Small High Schools
In this webinar, experts discussed what research says about New York City's small schools, and what makes them an effective option for the city's disadvantaged students.

Chat Transcript

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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The College Board's first combined release of data from three of its college-readiness testing programs illuminates "missed opportunities" for students with academic potential, the board says.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district.
October 3, 2014 - Education Week
New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
July 31, 2014 - Education Week
Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds.
July 29, 2014 - Education Week
Donald E. Heller, the dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, explains why he reluctantly supported his daughter’s decision to drop out of high school.
June 27, 2014 - Education Week

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