Students Teach School Counselors to Use College Access Apps

College Summit hosts a series of App-a-thons to teach counselors and students about new mobile and web apps to help in the college-search process.


Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships

At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.


Vocational Pathways Approved for Graduation in New York State

Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam


Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.


Online Training Launched to Improve College Access Advising

The National College Access Network has launched a professional development training platform to better equip counselors who assist students in the college search process.


Long Beach, Calif., District Expands College Promise Initiative

Officials announce plans to support universal preschool and offer more internships in hopes of strengthening K-12 to higher education pipeline.


More Benefits Evident in N.Y.C.'s Small High Schools Experiment

A new report from MDRC tracks small high school graduates into college and finds more are pursuing postsecondary education than those at larger schools.


Virtual Advising System Aims to Expand College Access

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation plans to launch a virtual advising system to help high school students connect with college options.


Job Market Looks Up for College Grads

A new survey of recruiters find employers expect to hire 16 percent more graduates with bachelor's degrees in 2014-15.


School Income Level Continues to be Big Predictor of College Enrollment

The second annual National Student Clearinghouse Resource Center Benchmarks Report analyzes the college-going patterns of 3.5 million students and finds income is the prime predictor.


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