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March 25, 2015

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.

March 11, 2015

Addressing Disconnect Between Student Skills and Employer Needs

Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.

December 23, 2014

Effective College Advising in High School Tied to Time and Attitude

The Education Commission of the States has compiled research on effective school counseling practices that can increase college-going rates.

December 01, 2014

Task Force Outlines Strategies to Improve Career Education Programs

The Council of Chief State School Officers released a series of actions for states to improve the rigor, quality, and relevance of high school career technical education programs.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

November 06, 2014

Payoff Found to Be Slim for Short-Term Certificates From Community Colleges

While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.

October 23, 2014

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.

October 23, 2014

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.

September 30, 2014

School-Business Partnerships Needed to Solve Skills Gap

Edward Gordon, author of Future Jobs, tells construction leaders in Washington that companies need to work in concert with educators to better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.

August 26, 2014

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

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