Caralee Johnson Adams covered the transition to college in the College Bound blog. This blog is no longer being updated, but you can continue to explore these issues on edweek.org by visiting our related topic pages: college & workforce readiness.
Student Well-Being Preparing Students for Reality of College With Advice and Inspiration
A summer workshop for hundreds of recent high school graduates in the District of Columbia emphasizes the shifting mindset needed to be resilient and successful in college.
College & Workforce Readiness Financial Aid Professionals Propose Three Paths for FAFSA Forms
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases a FAFSA Simplification report that creates three tiers of forms, depending on the complexity of a family's finances.
College & Workforce Readiness Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students
School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.
College & Workforce Readiness African-American Students Found Falling Short of College-Readiness Benchmarks
A new report on college readiness shows that even when African-American students take the recommended core classes in high school most do not meet the minimum ACT scores to indicate they are on track to succeed in college.
College & Workforce Readiness White House Event Motivates First-Generation College Students to Persevere
First lady Michelle Obama invited 130 students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit to encourage them to find ways to complete college.
College & Workforce Readiness Groups Push to Alert Students of Troubled Colleges in New Consumer Tool
A coalition of nearly 50 organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that information on colleges facing government litigation be included in upcoming federal college tool.
College & Workforce Readiness High Schools Fall Short Preparing Students For College, Survey Finds
A new survey conducted for Achieve shows that most college instructors and employers believe students come to campus and the workplace with at least some gaps in preparation.
College & Workforce Readiness Low-Income Students Continue to Lag on College Readiness Measures
ACT test performance remains flat for low-income students, with just 11 percent meeting all four college-readiness benchmarks, compared to 26 percent of the overall test-taking pool.
Education Race-Based College Admissions Policies Reviewed in Report
The American Council of Education analyzed policies at 338 college and universities and found that one-third still consider race as a factor in admissions.
Education New Blog Offers Analysis of Pathways to College and Career
Veteran reporter Catherine Gewertz debuts her new blog, High School & Beyond, this week, which focuses on policies that shape adolescents preparation for college and career.
School & District Management Middle Schools Look for Ways to Connect Students with College and Careers
Granite Valley Middle School in Monson, Mass., entered into a partnership with four nearby colleges to build connections between the 5-8th grade students and the campuses.