College and career readiness

Colorado’s new strategic plan wants higher education to pave the way for students to get good jobs that earn them better wages.
Colorado bills would fund more adult education to produce more educated workers and train more people for hard-to-fill jobs.
In 2020, the most recent data available, just 13.4% of the Colorado School of Mines’ 2020 freshman class had Pell Grants.
Colorado’s higher education leaders requested more money to help meet inflationary pressures and get students to graduation.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposals showed a deeper commitment to addressing how the pandemic impacted students both academically and mentally.
Policymakers and advocates are offering some clues for what new requirements should look like, including alternatives to the Regents exams, removing the exams as a requirement, or even creating another type of exit exam.
The Ivy Achieves pilot program aims to retain students who are historically underrepresented in college.
The Colorado Community College System improved its graduation rates by giving students more support in and out of the classroom, with programs to help with life challenges and academic needs.
Pearl-Cohn and other academies provide a model for Chicago and others seeking to expand career and technical education
Application deadlines for colleges and universities are around the corner and for some students, the process can be daunting. Bernadette Asuquo, a senior at the Essex County School of Technology, says the journey shouldn’t be stressful if you find the right support.
Colorado’s Red Rocks Community College leaders say students need to know college will help them not just learn, but also make it easier to live.
A Colorado Succeeds report offers five principles in starting a conversation that helps colleges get students the job skills they need.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
Hispanic college students offer advice on how to support high schoolers in realizing dreams of college
College admissions offices should relinquish outdated ideas about which students have what it takes to succeed.
Monday could mark the beginning of the end for affirmative action in higher education. The cases could also portend changes to K-12 schools.
Student loan borrowers across the country will have until December 2023 to apply for up to $20,000 in forgiveness from the federal government.
¿Cómo puedes ajustar la universidad? Llenar la solicitud FAFSA ayuda a los estudiantes a darse cuenta de que la universidad es una opción.
Community College of Aurora will cut more than 30 degree and certificates low-interest programs in arts, tech, and business.
The new program, called College Choice, will provide up to $15,000 a year, after financial aid, to cover any remaining tuition costs for city teens in foster care at any college they choose.
The changes are supposed to be reflective of a system that pushes for improvements and support for all students, officials said.
Filling out the application can take time, be overwhelming, and, at times, feel invasive for families. But in the end, the process can be worth it because it opens students to a variety of money for college, experts say.
Federal funding is allowing schools to get creative with how they offer direct help to young people.
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