Without a college degree, high school graduates are often discouraged about their future prospects and aren't aware of tools to help them turn their situation around. A new report shows 36 percent of high school graduates feel it is "very likely" they will be financially secure in their lifetime, w...
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July 05, 2011
July 01, 2011
For students who are struggling academically or don't grasp the relevance of success in school, having a plan early on that links their courses to a career goal can make all the difference. One tangible way to lay out a pathway is with a "student learning plan." These plans are mandated in 23 state...
March 09, 2011
A survey released today shows broad agreement among students, teachers, and business executive about the importance of college and career readiness for high school graduates. But opinions about what exactly that means, how high a priority it should be, and what reforms are needed vary.
March 04, 2011
Educators and policymakers are anxious for answers to "what works" when it comes to getting more students into college. One low-cost intervention that seems to pay off: Pairing high school students with college mentors to help them through the application process. Researchers who did randomized ex...
March 01, 2011
Some districts are turning to Web-based tools to empower students to manage their academic records and make it easier to apply for college.
February 02, 2011
School Counselor of the Year Randy McPherson describes the programs that have turned his school around.
November 24, 2010
Think your school is doing a good job of preparing students for life beyond high school. How about getting an outsider's take?
November 18, 2010
Experts responded yesterday to a recent report about low college completion rates among minorities with ideas that included remedies from K-12. While there is no quick fix, sponsors of the report,
October 19, 2010
What schools need now are more counselorsnot fewerbased on experts' recommendations. This is particularly true in high schools, where students are eager for help navigating the transition to college and careers. But the reality is that counselors are stretched, trying to give advice and ...