College and Career Transitions

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Iishe Davis, a sophomore at Scripps College, is working this summer at the college campus in Claremont, Calif. Originally from Louisville, Ky., Davis got guidance on choosing a college through Ivy Plus Academy, a special program at her high school.
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How One Teacher Makes 'Impossible' College Dreams Possible for Students

Many of Beau Baker’s brightest students in Louisville, Ky., entered high school thinking college was not for a first-generation kid like them. Baker is working to change that. (August 1, 2018)

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Allegations that some students lied about having disabilities so they could get special accommodations on college entrance exams have the disabilities community worried about a backlash.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Most rich parents don't commit fraud to get their kids into college, but there are plenty of legal ways to buy an unfair advantage, writes Mary Finn.
March 15, 2019 – Education Week
College counselors around the country are used to hearing from parents trying to tip the college admissions’ scale in their child’s favor, especially those in high-income communities.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Should colleges prioritize racial or class diversity? It isn't actually an either/or choice, writes education professor Julie J. Park.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Education Week's latest 50-state survey points to a continuing drop in the number of states that require students to take the PARCC or Smarter Balanced tests.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Why do we keep selling early STEM education short? The Museum of Science Boston's Christine M. Cunningham explores.
February 20, 2019 – Education Week
Most colleges rely on standardized tests and grades to decide who gets into their schools. A handful of schools want to change up the mix.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
Some colleges are rewriting the script for what they look for in potential students. Catherine Gewertz surveys this changing admissions landscape.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
We should condemn language that incites violence, but we can't do so by stifling vigorous—even provocative—debate, writes Andy Smarick.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
A study finds that students who took a ‘transition’ math class in high school were able to skip remedial classes in college but learning didn’t improve.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week

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