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July 01, 2013

Ninth Grade Academies Explored in New Report

A review of 9th grade academies in Florida shows mixed results in the implementation phase.

May 08, 2013

New Approach to College Prep for Low-Income Students Called For

Federal college-preparation programs for disadvantaged students are criticized for their lack of evidence on impact in a new policy brief.

October 12, 2012

College Persistence Linked to Rigorous Courses and Academic Advising

A new study by the Center for Public Education at the National School Boards Association finds persistence of college freshmen positively linked to their college advising level, math preparation, and AP/IB courses.

September 10, 2012

Counselors a Resource for College-Goers, But Many Find Them Unapproachable

National group offers advice for students on how to form good relationships with school counselors.

June 21, 2012

Researcher Calls for Better College-Readiness Counselor Training

Paper released by NACAC call for high school counselor to have better training to help student with college and career readiness.

February 27, 2012

Early High School Graduation Discussed in Online Chat Today

Early high school graduation is encouraged in some states with scholarship incentives. Join an online chat on the concept Monday Feb 27 at 1 p.m.

January 26, 2012

New Toolkit for Young People on State-by-State Job Prospects

In today's tight job market, young people especially need all the help they can get. A free online toolkit launched Tuesday by the Young Invincibles and the American School Counselor Association has detailed job-market information, including college majors with the lowest unemployment rates by sta...

January 23, 2012

Hope for Imperfect Students in College-Admissions Process

The competitive college-admission process has many high school students in a frenzy over grades, activities, and testing. Jay Mathews' recent column in The Washington Post, 5 Wrong Ideas About College Admission, adds some needed perspective. The myths he spells out give hope to the less-than-perfe...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

December 20, 2011

Report: Counselors Are Untapped Resource in College Readiness

Too often, high school counselors are stuck with menial tasks or bogged down helping a few troubled students. A better use of their time would be to guide students for life beyond high school and would lead to a college- and career-ready agenda, according to a new report from the Education Trust. C...

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