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Career & College Clubs created this infographic to help middle grade students think about their future success and a pathway for achieving their dreams. While the process may seem obvious for some, for many students it is overwhelming. They end up either delaying or, worse, giving up altogether. We encourage educators and others to share […] Read More

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Report from NCAN Conference

admin | Thursday, October 29, 2015

Filed by Kevin Linell, program coordinator Conference National College Access Network (NCAN) Annual Conference 2015 Leading the Way: From College Access to Attainment Hot topics Connecting college & high school, data-driven success, the nontraditional student, undocumented students. Most inspiring moment Observing 11 people being recognized for their work in the educational realm. The NCAN Board […] Read More

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Report from AMLE Conference

admin | Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Filed by Kevin Linell, program coordinator Conference Association of Middle Level Educators (AMLE) Annual Conference 2015 Hot topics Boosting classroom energy, middle school drop-outs, strength of the middle school voice, learning strategies for 11-14 year olds. Most inspiring moment Watching the marching band from Dominion Middle School perform a multitude of songs, as well as […] Read More

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Filed by Kevin Linell, program coordinator Conference Council of the Great City Schools (COGCS) Annual Fall Conference 2015 Sailing to Success in Urban Education Hosted by Long Beach Unified School District Hot topics Academic Plans, Academic Skills and resources, College Readiness, Career Exploration Most inspiring moment In one of the sessions speaking on positive family […] Read More

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Recording of Oct 2015 Available to View

admin | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The first webinar in our Middle Grades Webinar Series was recorded and is now available to view online. Middle Grade Crisis: Catching Them Before They Fall Through the Cracks can be viewed here.   Read More

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SB 451, signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in early October, requires that schools that provide counseling must focus more on career and college readiness. The new law Provides school counselors with a focus to meet today’s standards Revises statutes not updated since 1987 Gives guidance to school administrators on how to support their counselors […] Read More

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In effort to inspire students to pursue an education beyond high school, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) formally launched a mobile app competition to promote the development of mobile apps to help students navigate education and career pathways. The Challenge seeks mobile app solutions focused on […] Read More