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April 28, 2015

Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.

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 24, 2015

New York City Holds STEM Institutes for Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

March 24, 2015

STEM Institutes Offered to NYC School Leaders and Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

March 03, 2015

Elementary Schools Partner With Hospital for 'Mini Med School' Program

Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.

January 26, 2015

National Academy Foundation Launches Career-Ready Certificate

Over 30 years ago Citi CEO Sandy Weill launched the non-profit National Academy Foundation to boost high school graduation and career preparation. The movement has quietly grown to 667 career-focused high school academies serving 81,000 students in 38 states.

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.

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