Two articles in the Association of Middle Level Education Magazine examine ways teachers can connect with students through quick lessons and lead them in discussions to develop critical thinking.


The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.


The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much debt.


The Education Commission of the States releases a report tracking state policies to promote college readiness and success.


Ohio cities win a million-dollar prize for boosting college-degree-attainment rates.


The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.


Better communication between educators and employers is needed to address the job-skills gap, according to experts at The Close it Summit in Washington, D.C.


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.


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.


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


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