Over thirty years ago, Citi CEO Sandy Weill launched nonprofit National Academy Foundation (NAF) 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, including DC and the US Virgin Islands.
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January 26, 2015
December 18, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
Should the Census ask Americans about their college major?
October 31, 2014
The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.
October 30, 2014
A new national study finds young adults at the end of their K-12 academic careers face just as critical a developmental window as young children starting school.
October 17, 2014
Wealthier kids are more likely to use stimulants in response to academic pressures, according to a new study.