College & Workforce Readiness
Education news, analysis, and opinion about preparing students for high school graduation and what happens after.
- College & Workforce Readiness In Their Own Words Stories of Tenacity: 3 First-Generation College-Bound Students Keep Their Dreams on TrackThe pandemic upended college plans for more than a million young people, but not these seniors.College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says 5 Ways to Make Online Credit Recovery Work Better for Struggling StudentsSeven out of 10 districts use online programs for credit recovery.College & Workforce Readiness Opinion High School Graduation Is Down. There Are No Quick FixesOnline credit-recovery programs are popular, but many shortchange students, write Robert Balfanz and Karen Hawley Miles.College & Workforce Readiness Q&A Conquering School Anxiety and Saving Lives: A Courageous Pilot's Message for TeachersTammie Jo Shults put into action a lifetime of learning—in and out of school—when Southwest flight 1380 blew an engine at 32,000 feet.College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says 12th Graders Took Harder Courses and Got Higher GPAs, But Test Scores Fell. What Gives?A federal study finds that improvements in high school students' course-taking and GPAs did not lead to higher NAEP scores.College & Workforce Readiness Opinion 5 Ways Rural School Leaders Can Create Workforce Opportunities for StudentsThe key to offering high-quality, work-based learning opportunities to students in rural areas is community building.College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says The COVID Academic Slide Could Be Worse Than ExpectedAcross grades, subjects, and schools, lost learning is adding up for students, new studies find.College & Workforce Readiness Spotlight Spotlight on Inspiring Innovation Through STEM EducationThis Spotlight will empower you on ways to include more students of color, locate gifted students in unexpected places, and more.College & Workforce Readiness 3 Ways to Help Students to Be the First in Their Families to Attend CollegeAlma Lopez, the 2022 ASCA School Counselor of the Year, offers advice on how to help first-generation students navigate college planning.College & Workforce Readiness Opinion The High School Network Providing Students With On-the-Job TrainingRick Hess speaks with Cristo Rey Network President Elizabeth Goettl about the network's innovative work-study program.College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Class of COVID: 2021's Graduates Are Struggling More and Feeling the StressCOVID-19 disrupted the class of 2020’s senior year. A year later, the transition to college has in some ways gotten worse.College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Helping Students Plan How to Pay for College Is More Important Than Ever: Schools Can HelpFewer and fewer high school graduates have applied for federal financial aid for college since the pandemic hit.College & Workforce Readiness Louisiana Student Finds Stability Amid Tumultuous Freshman YearLogan Balfantz arrived at the University of Notre Dame last fall considering himself one of the lucky graduates in 2020.College & Workforce Readiness Layoffs, COVID, Spotty Internet: A Fla. Student Persists in CollegeBouts with COVID-19 were just the latest challenges to face class of 2020 graduate Magdalena Estiverne and her family.