ERIC Number: ED498019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Building Transitions from High School to College and Careers for Nebraska's Youth
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
On August 31, 2005, Nebraska state educational and policy leaders participated in the Nebraska Education Forum to discuss ways to improve student transition from high school to postsecondary education and careers. The forum was sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The forum focused on five targeted outcomes: (1) decreased need for remediation at the postsecondary level; (2) increased enrollment and persistence in postsecondary education; (3) increased academic and technical achievement at the secondary and postsecondary levels; (4) increased attainment of postsecondary degrees, certificates or other recognized credentials; and (5) increased entry into employment or further education. This report synthesizes forum discussion, other forums in the program, and experiences of SREB and the League for Innovation in the Community College with helping state and education systems improve student outcomes. Information is organized by looking at how Nebraska fares in building successful transitions, what challenges it faces in improving transitions and what actions it can take to improve high school to college and career transitions. Two appendixes include: (A) HSTI Key Practices; and (B) Model and template for Career Pathway Implementation Strategies. (Contains 84 footnotes and 1 figure.) [This publication was also supported by the the League for Innovation in the Community College's College and Career Transitions Initiative (CCTI) and SREB's "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") initiative.]
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Innovation, Transitional Programs, High School Graduates, Post High School Guidance, College Preparation, State Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.sreb.org/main/Publications/catalog/srebcatalog.asp
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; League for Innovation in the Community Coll.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska