Spotlight on College Readiness and Access

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College Readiness and Access

The Education Week Spotlight on College Readiness and Access is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • The digital divide in the college admissions process
  • Districts using early-college models
  • How 'soft skills,' like resiliency and grit, help students prepare for college
  • Challenges faced by college admissions counselors
  • Preparing students for the academic and financial demands of college
  • The gap in college-completion for Latino students

You get the eight articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Online resources now dominate the college-admissions process, but disadvantaged students often lack the hardware or the know-how to navigate them.
December 5, 2012 – Education Week

Superintendent Austin Obasohan is expanding Duplin County's early-college high schools districtwide and instilling college ambitions in children from kindergarten on.
February 6, 2013 – Education Week

Connecting with students early so they know what they need for college or careers is a key tenet of Minnesota's comprehensive proposal.
December 12, 2012 – Education Week

Resiliency, grit, and self-efficacy are among the so-called "soft skills" increasingly being viewed as vital for college success.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week

A survey of 5,300 counselors shows a committed but frustrated corps that sees a divide between what schools do and should do.
December 7, 2011 | Updated: June 20, 2018 – Education Week

The nation needs a multipronged approach to preparing high school students for college, Wendy Puriefoy writes.
June 13, 2012 – Education Week

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