On May 29, the American Youth Policy Forum, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, and the Institute for Education Leadership, hosted a webinar titled, “The Use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) to Help Students to be College and Career Ready.” Presenters included Dr.
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.
On April 29, the Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC) hosted a webinar titled, "Hidden Rules of College and Career Readiness." The webinar, conducted by Dr. Katherine Sprott, Dr. Tonnie Martinez and Mr. Jessie Myles, all from the MEAC, highlighted the connections between college and career readiness (CCR) standards and expectations and the underlying causes for why students might not meet those standards and expectations, and shared strategies to improve this situation.
Numerous reports and articles have brought attention to the need to increase the numbers of individuals with some form of postsecondary degree or certificate in the U.S. The conversation about this need for more credentials almost always focuses on the national agenda for competitiveness and productivity; it rarely focuses on what this agenda means for individual 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. This brief builds upon recommendations from a 2009 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Practice Guide that describes evidence-based practices that promote postsecondary access for high school students.
Bills moving swiftly through the Florida House and Senate are seeking to expand virtual education, both in the public school system and in higher education. One would enable out-of-state online education providers to qualify for public dollars while another would require Florida's top public university to set up a virtual branch.
A growing wage gap between public and private colleges, coupled with the increased reliance on part-time instructors, threatens to degrade academic quality at certain universities, according to a new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The report noted a big difference in average pay for all types of professors, instructors and lecturers in public versus private colleges.
If educators and policymakers are to make good on the national commitment to graduate more students from high school prepared to face postsecondary challenges, schools must continue to improve career technical education (CTE), ensuring that students have access to high-quality pathways to success. This brief provides an overview of the evolution of CTE in the U.S., reviews what CTE looks like in practice, and highlights issues CTE faces in the field that must be overcome for it to become an impactful and wide-reaching strategy for preparing students for postsecondary success.
On March 14, 2013, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform hosted a webinar, College Readiness: A Citywide Commitment, as part the College Readiness Indicator System (CRIS) project. The webinar highlighted community-wide college readiness initiatives in Dallas and Pittsburgh and shared lessons learned in building and sustaining community partnerships.
On March 5th, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a new report on dual enrollment programs. The report, Dual Enrollment Programs and Courses for High School Students at Postsecondary Institutions: 2010–11, provides descriptive data on the prevalence and focus of dual enrollment courses. The data was gathered through a national survey of high schools and postsecondary institutions.