Transition: High School to College

Concurrent Enrollment Thriving in Rural Schools Despite Challenges

Rural students are less likely to enroll in college than their urban peers.[i] But new college credit programs have given rural students a convenient alternative path to post-secondary education. Concurrent enrollment programs – high schools offering college coursework – can benefit rural students, given that participation in concurrent enrollment programs increases the likelihood of not only college enrollment, but college completion.

Improving Education Through Collaboration: A Case Study of the Long Beach Seamless Education Partnership

This report reveals the components of a successful collaboration by sharing the collaborative model of the Long Beach Seamless Education Partnership. The Partnership is comprised of faculty, administrators, and non-education institutional leaders dedicated to the successful transition of students from secondary school to college and the workforce. The components of the Partnership’s P-20 collaboration model include strong leadership, media involvement, initiatives that thrive in spite of turnover, and a community demand for improvement.

REL Midwest Event Focuses on Rural College Access in Wisconsin

Many rural communities across the United States are under enormous pressure to revitalize their economies in ways that are consistent with today’s expectations of the modern workplace. Increasing access to postsecondary education and embracing a college-going culture are among the strategies important to revitalization efforts, says Hobart Harmon, co-director of the Rural Math Excel Partnership.

New CCRS Center Technical Assistance Response: Statewide ACT Policies, Data Use, and Resources

This blog post is part of a series of posts that draw on technical assistance responses we have prepared for individual regional comprehensive centers and states to answer specific questions and address specific needs related to their CCRS work.

Dual Credit and Advanced Placement: Do They Help Prepare Students for Success in College?

Using data from the University of Missouri, the researchers of this study investigate whether students who enter college with dual-enrollment credit and/or advanced placement (AP) credit achieve higher first-year grade point averages (GPAs) and demonstrate higher rates of retention; and, if so, whether those effects differ by the type of dual credit courses taken.

Early College Means Early Success for Students: Results from the Early College High School Initiative Impact Study

This report details the findings from an eight-year, longitudinal impact study of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI). The authors introduce ECHSI and provide an overview of Early College High Schools, pointing out that Early College High Schools are unique, offering supports that specifically provide students with a foundation from which to launch their postsecondary career.

Scaling and Sustaining Career Pathways

A career pathway approach connects progressive levels of education, training, support services, and credentials for specific occupations in a way that optimizes the progress and success of individuals with varying levels of abilities and needs. This approach helps people earn marketable credentials, engage in further education and employment, and achieve economic success.


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