Educators and Employers Join Forces to Improve Workforce Readiness

As career technical education programs try to reflect the latest workforce trends, schools are reaching out to businesses for deeper engagement through long-term partnerships and workplace learning opportunities.

Report Underscores Key Role of High School Counselors in College Transition

A new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows administrators value time spent on college counseling, although most guidance departments devote less than 20 percent of their time to that task.

Students Increasingly Mobile in Path to College Degree

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds nearly half of bachelors-degree graduates have also attended community college at some point in the past decade.

STEM Institutes Offered to NYC School Leaders and Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

Researchers Rethink Community College With Clearer Student Pathways

In a new book, experts from the Community College Research Center call for reforming two-year colleges by increasing support and guidance for students on career pathways.

Aspen Institute Recognizes Top Community Colleges

Santa Fe College in Gainesville,Fla. with its 62 percent graduation/transfer rates won the top honor on Wednesday for advancing outcomes for its diverse population of students.

As Achievement Lags Among Students of Color, AP Potential Works to Address Gap

Although gaps in achievement persist in high school, programs such as AP Potential and "opt out" AP policies are working to encourage more low-income and underrepresented minorities to enroll.

Wider Access to Education Is Crucial to Fixing Income Inequality, Says Economist

Economist Paul Krugman speaks about the need to improve access to college for low-income students at annual ACE conference in Washington.

High School Graduation Gaps Shrinking—But Slowly

New data from the U.S. Department of Education show the graduation rate for black students is 70.7 percent and 75.2 percent for Latinos, while the overall rate is 81.4 percent

Use of Analytics in K-12 and College Embraced, But Barriers Remain

Discussions at SXSWedu pointed to the potential of using student data and technology to improve student success, yet many acknowledge financial and cultural barriers to full implementation.

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