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December 18, 2014

High School Graduates Feel Unprepared For College and Work, Survey Finds

A national survey of about 1,300 recent high school graduates by the nonprofit Achieve finds most feel high school did not adequately challenge or prepare them for the demands of college and career.

December 04, 2014

White House Hosts Second College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington

Leaders from education, business, and philanthropy are expected to participate in today's summit, bringing with them 600 pledges for action to improve students' college access and success.

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 26, 2014

Schools Urged to Teach Life Skills for Success Alongside Academics

A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on helping students develop them.

November 04, 2014

Middle School Classrooms Innovate to Put Students on Path to Deeper Learning

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.

October 31, 2014

First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

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

October 17, 2014

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.

September 29, 2014

College-Going Rates for High School Graduates Higher Than Anticipated

A new report finds a "startling discovery" that 88 percent of high school graduates go to a two- or four-year college by age 26.

September 22, 2014

Report Shows Variation in How States Stack Up Against International Standards

A report from the American Institutes for Research shows widely varying gaps in expectations for learning between state measures and international benchmarks.

September 10, 2014

Training Ramps Up to Better Equip School Counselors for College Advising

Professional development and in-service training programs are expanding to help school counselors encourage an increasingly diverse high school population to go to college.

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