Data-Driven Decision-Making

How Are States Supporting Students Transitioning from High School to College?

Education leaders across the nation are working hard to ensure their students successfully transition from high school into postsecondary education. With so many variables to consider, this is no small task. To assist with the process, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) has launched a Blueprint for College Readiness, which includes a 50-state online database to provide guidance and support to those leaders. 

Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work

On February 26th, the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Young Invincibles hosted “Tapping into Talent: Improving the Transition from School to Work.”  As recent college graduates frequently struggle with finding a job and systematic improvements are needed to facilitate this transition, members of the business community, current students, recent graduates, education professionals and ot

What We Are Reading: Adult Education, Charter Schools, Early College High Schools, College Readiness

Looking for new college and career readiness and success-related resources? Here are some pieces that other organizations have recently released:

College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (U.S. Department of Education, April 2013)

Michigan School Districts Launch EWS Program

Over the summer, the Clinton County Regional Education Service Agency and the Shiawassee Regional Education Service District, both Regional Education Service Districts (RESAs) in Michigan, contacted the National High School Center to discuss ways to integrate the National High School Center’s Early Warning System (EWS) Tools with both the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as well as

Doing What Works Promotes Research-Based Practices for High School Administrators

Doing What Works (DWW), a U.S. Department of Education funded, web-based project, translates research-based practices into usable resources, such as tools and media, to help promote student achievement. A session presented at the 2012 conference of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in Tampa, Florida, March 8-10 2012, provided approximately 70 high school administrators with a firsthand look at how these resources can help them infuse more research-based strategies into their practice.