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Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

admin | Thursday, February 16, 2017

A February 15th article in the Washington Post entitled, “Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.” is written by a school counselor who is a parent to a 13-year-old daughter. In the article she shares “seven tips parents can give middle school girls to help them keep their confidence at a vulnerable time […] 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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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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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

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Budgeting for 2016-2017 is in full swing at many schools and districts. No doubt educators are grappling with difficult issues like funding shortfalls, enrollment trends, personnel changes, and more. But amidst the challenges, let’s not lose sight of the ultimate goal: ensuring students are prepared to succeed in life, including their careers and, if they […] Read More

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Recording of Feb 2016 Webinar Available to View

Joe Booth | Sunday, February 21, 2016

The latest webinar in our Middle Grades Webinar Series was recorded and is now available to view online. Middle Grade Engagement: Experiential Learning for REal Life College and Career Readiness Skills  can be viewed here.   Read More

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Congratulations to Our Contest Winners!

admin | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Congratulations to the three educators who won scholarships for professional development: Lisa Engelstad School Counselor St. Paul Public Schools St. Paul, Minnesota Lindsay Malcolm Teacher Abbot Middle School West Bloomfield, Michigan Mike Stimac Superintendent Clarion-Limestone Area School District Strattanville, Pennsylvania They will each receive a $400 scholarship for professional development. Based on the number of […] Read More

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Recording of Jan 2016 Webinar Available to View

admin | Monday, January 25, 2016

The latest webinar in our Middle Grades Webinar Series was recorded and is now available to view online. Middle Grade Empowerment: Teachers as Coaches of Student-Driven Success can be viewed here.   Read More

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Tonight, President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address to the American people. In addition to his accomplishments and policy agenda, the President will focus on “…what we all need to do in the years to come. The big things that will guarantee an even stronger, better,  more prosperous America for our […] Read More