College: 4-year

Expanding Learning Opportunities to Prepare Students for College and Career

On Monday, December 12th, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a Webinar, “Expanded Learning Opportunities: A More Comprehensive Approach to Preparing High School Students for College and a Career,” where panelists Milton Chen, Senior Fellow at Edutopia;  Maria Ferguson, Vice President of the Alliance for Excellent Education; Jeannie Oakes, Director of Educational Opportunity and Scholarship Programs at the Ford Foundation; Brad

Cost-Benefit Analysis of California Partnership Academies

On Friday, December 9th, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) hosted a seminar Expanding College-and-career Pathways for High School Students: What Does it Cost? During the seminar, University of California –Berkeley professor David Stern presented findings from two related studies.

Measuring College Readiness, New York and Chicago Style

Not satisfied with solely increasing high school graduation rates, more districts and states are emphasizing the content and quality of high school students’ educational experiences, as well as their performance on academic assessments and enrollment in college after high school graduation. For example, Chicago Public Schools has begun including measures of college readiness on schools’ and students’ report cards. The metrics fall into three broad categories:

Successful K-12 Transitions through Vertical and Horizontal Articulation

The California Comprehensive Center at WestEd conducted a research study aimed at identifying middle-to-high school transition practices  at California schools with graduation rates that were higher than predicted. They found that some schools used a “Regional Model” that leveraged collaboration and cross-school communication to ease transition and raise graduation rates.

Updated High School Initiative Map Provides Data on College-and Career-Readiness

The National High School Center has updated the High School Initiatives Map with new information on state high school graduation requirements, university admission requirements, and the number of high school students in each state.  This resource allows users to compare each state’s high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements.

NPR Series Highlights High School Dropout Crisis in America

This week, National Public Radio (NPR) is airing a five-part series that focuses on the dropout problem in the United States. In an introduction to the series, NPR education correspondent Claudio Sanchez explained that the original impetus for the series was the state of the current U.S.


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