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September 16, 2014

Better than Prep: Experiencing Success In What's Next

Last week I suggested that more than readiness, high school students should actually experience success in what's next so they are able to plan next steps with knowledge and confidence. Reading with comprehension, writing with clarity, and versatility in problem solving are critically important skills and are assessed in classrooms and increasingly by state tests. But secondary education is a period where young people are beginning to understand who they are and what they could become.

May 22, 2014

Tight College Internship Market Signals Need for Students to Prepare Earlier

With the number of internships offered to college students down, some experts say students should explore career and job experiences long before they reach college.

August 28, 2013

Study: Postsecondary Transition Programs Lack Effectiveness Evidence

Though strong research in this area is lacking, studies do show interesting areas that policymakers can explore, according to a report from the federal What Works Clearinghouse.

April 24, 2013

The High School Challenge: Improvement vs. Innovation

How to help more students graduate ready for college and careers? We're exploring the perennial question at the A+ Urban High School Summit in Denver.

December 02, 2012

10 Things School Board Members Should Do in 2013

10 Things School Board Members Should Do in 2013. Set a high bar: Adopt the EPIC definition of college/career ready knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Insist on evidence of real college and career ready standards. Showcase examples of student work at board meetings.

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