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College Readiness as a Graduation Requirement

Joe Booth | Monday, April 29, 2013

To be considered for admission to the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) system, high school students must complete all a–g courses with grades of C or higher. The a–g course sequence includes 30 semesters of UC-approved college preparatory coursework in seven subject areas, and completion indicates a high level of […] Read More

Researchers at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester found that student motivation for attending college is related to academic success. Full article. . Read More

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Going Back to School

Joe Booth | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quentin Wilson, President of ALL Management Corporation talks with Ken Rutkowski, host of Business Rockstars, about the education system and the resources he believes are missing for students to become successful in college. He also discusses financing for secondary education and why adults should consider returning to college. Listen to audio.   Read More

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Cities Should Embrace After-School Learning

Joe Booth | Thursday, April 25, 2013

By engaging young people in positive activities while their parents are at work, after-school and expanded-learning opportunities help city officials confront pressing local challenges, such as crime prevention, truancy, low academic achievement and graduation rates, college and career preparation, civic engagement, hunger, and childhood obesity. Full article. Read More

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Web Site Helps Inform College Choices

Joe Booth | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This new Web site from The Chronicle is designed to help students and parents make more-informed choices about college. College Reality Check. Read More

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High School College Readiness Rankings

Joe Booth | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

U.S. News and World Report released their 2013 high school rankings.  In addition to other factors, schools were judged by a college-readiness performance index that considers participation and test scores from Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs. List of California High Schools.   Read More

About one California student in 20 was suspended from school and one in 1,000 was expelled in the 2011-12 school year, according to data released for the first time using the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. Full report. Read More

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ACT National Curriculum Survey ® 2012

Joe Booth | Thursday, April 18, 2013

K–12 teachers tend to be generally optimistic about the value and potential effectiveness of college- and career-ready standards. This suggests that most of these teachers support the effort to improve standards and will work to help make it a success in the classroom. Full report. Read More

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As our nation strives to have all students graduate from high school ready for college and other postsecondary learning opportunities, we have to confront the reality that we are far from achieving this goal. The problem is most severe with economically disadvantaged students. Full report. Read More

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Financial Literacy Standards Rolled Out for K-12

Joe Booth | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Recognizing the need for kids to be smarter about how they manage their money, the Council on Economic Education released the National Standards for Financial Literacy for K-12 education Tuesday. Full article. Read More