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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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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.

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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College and Career Readiness: Redefining Ready

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A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

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A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

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College and Career Readiness: Redefining Ready

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That "Aha!" Moment of College or Career Readiness

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Internships Provide On-the-Job Learning

Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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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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A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

Education coach Tanya Knight walks us through the process of applying for college financial aid.

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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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College Readiness Checklist for Parents

Jeff Livingston of McGraw-Hill Education provides an up to date checklist for graduating high school seniors who want to be truly ready for college next fall.

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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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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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Internships Provide On-the-Job Learning

Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

Education coach Tanya Knight walks us through the process of applying for college financial aid.

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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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How I Broke the Cycle of Poverty

Trinidad Garza Early College High School helped Carlos Nava define and reinforce his personal narrative outside of the confines of society.

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6 Strategies to Make Your Students College Ready

Trinidad Garza Early College High School uses six key instructional strategies to prepare students for higher education.

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