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College Readiness

After graduation, what next? Learn about preparing students for college admission and helping them stay in college once they get there.

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Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

Gaming the College Admissions Process

College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

Brainteasers and College Readiness

Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.

A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.



Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Blogger Rebecca Alber explores the changing definition of literacy in this new century.

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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Integrated Projects = Deeper Learning

Here's how one school designs rigorous projects that blend STEM with other core subjects. See how this strategy might work for you.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Mastery-Based Assessment Builds Accountability

How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.

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10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture

Bold ideas from YES Prep North Central, a successful Houston charter school.

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Student Advocacy for Every Secondary School

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips believes that comprehensive student advocacy should be part of every secondary student's experience.

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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Although high school student Rahil had some academic struggles after immigrating from Fiji just a few years ago, he found opportunity and purpose in the project-based curriculum at Impact Academy.

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Unacceptable: Many Teens Aren't Emotionally Ready for College

It's time to redefine "college prep."

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Choosing a College: From Stressful Myths to Good Matches

Instead of aiming for big-name colleges, families should focus on the schools more likely to give students skills and experiences that are relevant to their future.

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From Brooklyn Castle to Ivory Tower: A Young Chess Master Celebrates Her Teachers

Rochelle Ballantyne, a junior high chess wizard featured in the film 'Brooklyn Castle,' is now an 18-year-old, full-scholarship, Stanford undergrad reflecting on the ways in which her teachers helped her succeed.

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