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Paolini, Allison C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2019
This article describes the pivotal role that school counselors play in preparing and helping students feel prepared and equipped to enter the workforce upon graduation. This brief commentary addresses the necessity for school counselors to work collaboratively with their students, so they are knowledgeable about college and career exploration. In…
Descriptors: School Counselors, College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students
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Ford, Jeremy W.; Wenner, Julianne A.; Murphy, Victoria – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2019
This practice brief provides an overview of a project designed to support students with disabilities considering postsecondary education. Postsecondary Rewarding Education is Possible (PREP) Academy was developed by individuals from a state vocational rehabilitation agency and a public research university. PREP Academy is a campus-based, weeklong…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Self Advocacy, Transitional Programs, Student Attitudes
Boston Foundation, 2019
This "Eighth Annual Report Card" tracks progress on Boston's goals for educating learners of all ages. The report lays out Boston Opportunity Agenda's current metrics, the baseline that has been established for the future, and the progress to be made over the course of the next five years. This report card contains the most up-to-date…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Reading Skills, Grade 3
Roy, Jeffrey; Lambert, Edward, Jr. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The lack of skilled workers to fill open positions is a growing concern for the economy. The talent search firm Korn Ferry has estimated that the U.S. could face a deficit of 6.5 million highly skilled workers by 2030, and the skills gap could cost the country $1.75 trillion in revenue by that same year. More important, the failure to better…
Descriptors: High School Students, Credentials, Labor Force Development, Career Readiness
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Raines, Tara C.; Talapatra, Devadrita – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
The transition from high school to adulthood is challenging for many students, but particularly for students who hold membership in marginalized populations. College and career readiness (CCR) supports can help students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and those who have had…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, At Risk Students, High School Students
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Osborn, Debra S.; Belle, Jacqueline G. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
Youth with juvenile justice (JJ) interactions and/or adjudications face a number of challenges as they transition back into their community, including college and career readiness needs. In addition to the typical concerns of adolescents facing postsecondary decisions, these youths' decisions are complicated by a myriad of other factors, often…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice
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Hackmann, Donald G.; Malin, Joel R.; Gilley, Donna – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
Career academies promote smaller learning communities within high schools, creating personalized learning environments while promoting students' readiness for college and careers. After describing the career academy structure, we present four research-based aspects that can assist school leaders and teachers in developing and implementing…
Descriptors: Career Academies, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Change
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Wood-Garnett, Stephanie; Greene-Bryant, Betty – State Education Standard, 2018
Not much that state boards of education will undertake is harder than transforming low-performing high schools. Yet what they do is pivotal. State board members should keep 10 key principles in mind when they are working to transform low-performing high schools. These 10 key principles are presented in this article: (1) The school is the unit of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Turnaround, State Boards of Education, Educational Principles
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
This Special Report outlines state-level policy components that help ensure work-based learning opportunities for high school students are well-coordinated, broadly accessible, aligned to state or regional workforce demands, and of high quality.
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Work Experience Programs, High School Students
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Two Year College Students, College Readiness
ACT, Inc., 2018
This report looks at the progress of the ACT®-tested 2018 U.S. high school graduating class relative to college and career readiness. The data in this report are based on more than 1.9 million graduates--55% of the students in the 2018 national graduating class--who took the ACT at some time from grade 10 to 12. The ACT was taken by the majority…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Graduates, College Entrance Examinations
Santos, Maria; Palacios, Martha Castellón; Cheuk, Tina; Greene, Rebecca; Mercado-Garcia, Diana; Zerkel, Lisa; Hakuta, Kenji; Skarin, Renae – Teachers College Press, 2018
How do school communities create environments that fully prepare both English learners and dual-language learners for colleges and careers? This valuable book profiles six high-performing high schools that had a singular focus on improving the educational outcomes of English learners. The authors use these case studies to identify a comprehensive…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Students, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2018
In 2017, the Committee for Economic Development (CED) embarked upon a "listening tour" of business leaders and parents to discuss firsthand information about workplace demands and aspirations for high school graduates. With generous funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the listening tour made stops in five communities over…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, School Business Relationship, Occupational Aspiration, Career Readiness
Doe, Heather – Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation, Iowa Department of Education, 2018
Since 1998, the Iowa Department of Education's Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation (Division) has compiled and published "The Annual Condition of Iowa's Community Colleges," commonly known as the "Condition Report." The intent of this report is to provide clear, objective data about Iowa's community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Full Time Students, Student Characteristics
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Cicco, Gina – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2018
This article will discuss the importance and implications of providing high quality school counseling services in K-12 schools, and specifically in high schools. The delivery of comprehensive school counseling programs and related services such as mentoring and academic advisement have been linked to students' academic success, graduation rates,…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Counseling, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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