College Access and Success through Effective Match

On June 14, the American Youth Policy Forum and MDRC co-hosted a Capitol Hill forum titled “College Match Matters.” The forum provided an overview of the College Match Program (CMP), a Chicago Public Schools program designed to encourage academically capable students to choose colleges where they are likely to thrive and graduate.

New CCRS Center Brief: The District Role in Supporting College and Career Readiness for Students

As school systems across the country recommit themselves to ensuring college and career readiness and success, they must rely on districts to translate federal and state policies into the local context.

Business Engagement in Education, Key Partners for Improving Student Success

Last month, the United States Chamber of Commerce and College Summit, an education nonprofit group, announced the release of a new report: “Business Engagement in Education, Key Partners for Improving Student Success.” The report focuses on the large number of students who do not graduate from high school and do not graduate college and career ready.

How Businesses Can Help Create Digital Learning Opportunities

On January 14, 2013, the Alliance for Excellent Education hosted The Role of Business LeadersExpanding Learning Opportunities Through Digital Learning, a Webinar focused on how businesses can assist schools in increasing digital learning opportunities for students. Panelists for the event included Steve Andrews, U.S.

Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century

The Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus convened a panel Tuesday, July 24th to discuss the implications of a recent Harvard Graduate School of Education report, “Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century.” Bill Symonds, lead author of the report, argued that four-year college as a path to preparing students for the w

Building a College Going Culture in High School

In the Building a College Going Culture: Beyond Banners Webinar, organized by the School Turnaround Learning Community and held on May 21st , David Conley, University of Oregon professor of educational policy and leadership and the CEO of the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), and Ricci Hall, principal of University Park Campus School, discussed the dimensions of college readiness and how schools can play a vital role in making students college ready.