A report released this month by the Education Commission of the States highlights recent state legislation enacted to prepare secondary students for postsecondary programs in career and technical education.
A recent study conducted by the Education Commission of the States used a set of questions to identify state- and system-level policies that exist within each state that impact specific aspects of developmental education assessment and placement in postsecondary education.
In 2005, a North Carolina high school hosted an event called College Application Day, with the goal of having every senior complete and submit at least one college application. The program soon spread statewide, reaching underserved students and by 2011, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad advocated scaling the program nationwide.
California State University is preparing to implement a host of policy changes that will improve student achievement and lead to more Californians earning a high-quality degree in less time—including a revamp of the support structure for underprepared students in need of skill development.
During the ACE2017 session on “American College Application Campaign: Working with Higher Education Leaders to Promote Access and Completion,” attendees heard from key leaders of Delaware’s college application campaign, Delaware College Application Month.
Asking for help can be daunting on a college campus—just ask any first-year student. But for those who are the first in their family to attend college and may lack the built-in familial support systems that other students might have, it may be hard to even identify who to ask. A new program at Hamline University is making it easier to know where to turn.
A Princeton University (NJ), summer program aims to give a group of entering students the chance to immerse themselves in the institution’s intellectual culture, engage with fellow scholars in community-building activities and work closely with faculty members.
A program at Ohio State University is giving new meaning to mentorship. Mentor-A-Buckeye is a unique mentorship initiative that pairs Ohio State undergraduates with ninth graders from underprivileged Columbus City Schools and a community leader who serves as a mentor to both students.