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.
—Patrick T. Fallon/Education Week

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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Spotlight on Graduation

In this Spotlight, see how schools are helping students reach their post-graduation goals, keeping English-Language Learners on track to graduate, and committing to higher graduation standards for all students.

Spotlight on College and Career Readiness 2018

A changing economic landscape has schools preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are launching effective apprenticeship programs, raising the bar on college readiness, and helping students reinvent themselves for future careers.

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K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in those fields.

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This three-part series takes on key challenges facing career-and-technical education programs as they attract a new wave of attention and support in schools across the country.

Literacy for the Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

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The College Board will allow more students to take the college entrance exam on a computer, but the digital format is still available only to a small fraction of all test-takers.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
Selective enrollment and deeper pockets aren’t the only advantages independent schools have over their public counterparts, writes Stephanie J. Hull.
August 2, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado is the latest state to create an endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math for students who succeed in rigorous courses in those fields. Will the new credential carry weight with colleges and employers?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
States that pay the costs of the SAT and ACT exams for all students can boost four-year college enrollment among low-income students, new research suggests.
July 21, 2017 – Education Week
Millions of jobs are going unfilled because U.S. employers can't find workers with the right skills. What's really behind companies' hiring difficulties? Experts debate whether a "skills gap" is the main culprit.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here’s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass.
June 23, 2017 – Education Week
The president signed an executive order aimed at expanding federal apprenticeship programs and allowing the use of federal aid to finance them.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
Faith-based schools play an integral role in upending the inequality at-risk students face, argues John Schoenig of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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