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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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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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.

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Resources and Downloads to Support College Readiness

Discover resources and information -- including downloads from schools -- related to developing the awareness, knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will prepare students to enroll and succeed in college.

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Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests

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Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

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Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests

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Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

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College and Career Readiness: Redefining Ready

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College Readiness: Writing to Learn

Blogger Ben Johnson explains how writing can help students investigate topics and think critically.

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College Readiness: Reading Critically

Blogger Ben Johnson describes ways teachers can help their students become critical readers.

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How College-Bound Students of Color Should Prepare for Life in a Predominantly White Campus

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee discusses the cultural assumptions that students of color might face on a predominantly white college campus.

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College Readiness: Learning Collaboratively

Blogger Ben Johnson describes the difference between cooperative and collaborative learning.

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How to Provide College Planning and Counseling Support to Students of Color

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee continues her series about college-bound students of color with a look at what high school counselors should and shouldn't do.

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How to Provide Guidance to First Generation College-Bound Students

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee continues her series about helping young African-Americans attend and succeed in college with a look at the families of first generation college-bound students.

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College Readiness: How to Help Students Think Abstractly

Abstract thinking skills are key to college readiness for students.

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A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 5

Learn about the advisory classes at Envision Schools where students talk about school or personal issues, work on action plans for tackling projects, and get help in a wide variety of areas.

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Preparing High School Seniors for College, Part One

The graduates at one California high school are required to complete a College Success Portfolio their senior year, and nearly all plan to attend college.

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Online Applications: A Hit with College Hopefuls

The benefits of applying for college online.

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Urban Prep: High School Support Through College

Urban Prep Charter Academy ensures college success for their alumni through support, resources, and advocacy to help these young men navigate their post-secondary academic careers.

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From Italy, with Love: An Argument for the Lyceum School Model

Guest blogger Margherita Rossi, a classical humanities teacher at the Lyceum school in Bologna, describes why Italy's secondary education model, based on Aristotle's educational principles, might work in the U.S.

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First in My Family: Paving the Road to College

Advice for college preparation.

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Four Highlights from the Reimagining Education Summit

Bob Lenz shines the spotlight on education innovations from this year's Reimagining Education Summit.

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