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Glancy, Emmy; Fulton, Mary; Anderson, Lexi; Zinth, Jennifer Dounay; Millard, Maria – Education Commission of the States, 2014
The Education Commission of the States launched the Blueprint for College Readiness initiative to provide guidance and support to the growing number of states working to improve student success and transition from high school into postsecondary. Designed by state leaders for state leaders, the Blueprint features a menu of 10 critical policies…
Descriptors: College Readiness, State Policy, Educational Policy, High Schools
North Dakota University System, 2014
This publication was created to help eighth-grade students make a successful transition to high school and begin looking at college and career options. Topics covered in the booklet include: (1) Making the transition to high school; (2) Meeting state academic standards; (3) Taking the courses needed to complete high school and to meet college…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Transitional Programs, High Schools, State Standards
Ward, Diane; Vargas, Joel – Jobs for the Future, 2011
In many states, high-achieving high school students have long had the ability to skip their senior year. Such policies enable motivated young people who fulfill graduation requirements to move on to college or a career--saving time and money for their families and society. A growing number of states are going further, with financial rewards for…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Rewards, Incentives
Edmunds, Kimberly; Fonseca, Ean – Research for Action, 2011
This snapshot is a guide to the School District of Philadelphia's (the District's) 13 accelerated high schools in the 2010-11 school year. The accelerated high schools were the result of a partnership between the District and Project U-Turn, a city-wide coalition dedicated to reducing student drop-out and increasing graduation rates and readiness…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), School Activities, High Schools, Graduation Rate