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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.

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.

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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Why Students Leave STEM

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

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New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

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Why Students Leave STEM

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YES Prep: A Commitment to Academic Rigor
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Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

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YES Prep: College-Bound Culture
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How YES Prep Prepares Students for College and Beyond

A focus on college preparation for all students helps get them to four-year schools.

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Preparing High School Seniors for College, Part Two

If high schools use a high-stakes portfolio to evaluate graduating seniors, they should make this the importance of this body of work clear to students during their freshman year.

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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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Unacceptable: Many Teens Aren't Emotionally Ready for College

It's time to redefine "college prep."

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What Does It Mean to Be College Ready?: Helping All Students Get There

What does it mean to be college ready? How do you design schools, and the systems to support them, to reach the goal of preparing all students to graduate from college?

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First in My Family: Paving the Road to College

Advice for college preparation.

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Helpful Resources to Share with High School Graduates

Whether a student is preparing or college or career, the summer after high school can be both exciting and overwhelming. Blogger Matt Davis has gathered some resources educators and parents can share with graduates to help them start planning ahead.

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Combating Senioritis: How to Keep Soon-to-Graduate Students on Task

The best way to motivate seniors who've cut their jets is to treat them like adults.

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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.

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Five Steps to Widening the College Pipeline for African American and Latino Students

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, President and CEO at HEAF, proposes a strategy for raising the expectations of college for minority and low-income students.

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A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 4

The case is made for teachers to work together to calibrate assignment or project criteria so that all student work is judged by the same standards and level of rigor.

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The Financial Aid Application Process For International Students

Education coach Tanya Knight offers a resource guide to international students looking for financial aid to attend U.S. colleges.

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College and Career Ready: One Student's Story

Elena Aguilar shares how academics play only a part in college and career preparation.

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