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A report issued today by ACT, Inc. indicates Career & College Clubs, a middle school peer-to-peer intervention, increases the likelihood at-risk students will make specific plans to succeed in high school and postsecondary education. ACT, Inc., the organization that administers the ACT college placement exam, analyzed 1,200 middle school students who participated in the Career […] Read More

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Bridging the male education gap

Joe Booth | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

From the LA Times… In the ongoing discussion of how to boost the education and skill levels of the American workforce, one central issue is rarely addressed: the gap between male and female achievement. The reality is that the slowdown in U.S. educational gains is predominantly a male affair, and one that drags down the […] Read More

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While progress is being made on the college-completion front, a new report from the Lumina Foundation says more needs to be done to support Latino and black students if the nation is going to meet its “Big Goal” of 60 percent of Americans with some form of postsecondary education by 2025. Full article. Read More

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Public schools in California would receive significantly more money to educate students from disadvantaged backgrounds under a deal announced on Tuesday that would dramatically reshape public school funding in the nation’s most populous state. Full article. Read More

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Many Dropouts Try—and Fail—to Return to School

Joe Booth | Friday, June 7, 2013

It takes time, patience, effort, and luck to find students who leave school and return them to the classroom. But getting them back is the easy part: Keeping them long enough to get a diploma is another thing entirely. Full article. Read More