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Perkins Funds and Middle Grades

admin | Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The middle grades are often overlooked when it comes to Career Technical Education programs, yet research shows that career-focused activities before high school can have a significant impact on student outcomes. For Career & College Clubs, we’ve always felt the middle grades are critical (note that ‘career’ comes first in the program’s name) and have […] Read More

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In a recent email entitled “What my teachers did for me,” Secretary of Education John King talked about his personal experience and how a well-rounded education in the middle grades helped him to overcome adversity – I grew up in Brooklyn and went to New York City public schools. My mom passed away when I […] Read More

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Celebrate College Signing Day 2016

admin | Thursday, April 21, 2016

As part of her #ReachHigher Initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama is once again sponsoring #CollegeSigningDay on Tuesday, April 26. College Signing Day is a chance to celebrate students for making a commitment to higher education. Hosted by schools, organizations, community leaders and influencers, Signing Day is a chance to rally around local students and show […] Read More

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Boosting College Equity for Low Income Students

admin | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Increasing students’ knowledge of college choices, financial aid, and other aspects of the college-going process will result in greater equity in higher education attainment for low income students, according to a new report published by the Pell Institute and the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy. This is great news for students who […] Read More

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Pre-College Scholarships for 7th Graders

admin | Monday, April 11, 2016

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation enables high-ability middle and high school students with financial need to realize their full academic potential. Through the Young Scholars Program, the Foundation has to date supported over 800 students from across the nation, providing them with individualized educational advising combined with comprehensive financial support from the 8th grade through […] Read More

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Forty-seven percent of American high school graduates do not complete either a college- or career-ready course of study, defined as the standard 15-course sequence required for entry at many public colleges, along with three or more credits in a broad career field such as health science or business, according to a new study by The […] Read More

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Study Examines Impact of High School CTE

admin | Monday, April 11, 2016

A new study released by the Fordham Institute examines whether or not Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) courses in high school have a positive impact for students. Among the findings of Career and Technical Education in High School: Does It Improve Student Outcomes? are – Students with greater exposure to CTE are more likely to […] Read More

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Class of 2024 Pledge

admin | Friday, April 8, 2016

  Career & College Club students at Ellen Ochoa Learning Center (Los Angeles) are committed to success!   Read More