College and career readiness

Federal funding is allowing schools to get creative with how they offer direct help to young people.
The 21st Century Schools Model will focus on the entertainment, development, and transportation industries.
Colorado wants to equip residents with college degrees. Over the last decade, the state didn’t make significant progress toward that goal.
Más coloradenses negros y latinos estaban yendo a la universidad, pero luego llegó la pandemia. Una importante iniciativa busca recuperar el impulso perdido.
Enrollment at the majority of Colorado community colleges increased slightly from the previous year.
CU Denver’s NXT Gen Teacher Residency program looks to help students return to their community to teach.
Staffers will be moved “to more effectively support schools in coordination with district superintendents,” the department says.
Biden’s plan offers more relief to students who started with the least but doesn’t address the much higher debt burden carried by Black and Hispanic borrowers.
Advocates for Chicago’s alternative high school students say career training can be a lifeline on second-chance campuses.
The country’s third-largest district is setting out to upgrade its career offerings. It contends with uneven access and little data on student outcomes.
The state’s Tuition Assistance Program now includes students who previously didn’t qualify because they weren’t taking enough credit hours.
Doubling the New York Harbor School’s footprint on Governors Island will allow it to offer its maritime and environmental curriculum to more students.
Colorado Department of Higher Education’s equity officer wants to create a statewide culture at colleges and universities that aims to help students of color.
High school seniors need more help navigating college admissions and enrollment.
Some officials want to make it easier for students to get financial aid and other support so they can head straight from high school to college.
Indiana juniors took the SAT as part of graduation requirements for the first time in 2022.
As the future of DACA hangs in the balance, students keep up hope that they’ll be able to continue education.
Mientras el futuro de DACA es incierto, los estudiantes mantienen la esperanza de poder continuar sus estudios.
More Colorado Class of 2022 students completed the FAFSA, signaling they plan on going to college. But the nation outpaced the state’s rebound.
The new Urban College Acceleration Network aims to help schools offer more college level courses to high school students in cities.
For many low-income students, the summer before their first year of college is nerve wracking. Between endless paperwork and financial aid, some never go.
A new Colorado initiative will allow rural community colleges to share classes online.
Students from Crispus Attucks high school in Indianapolis observe medical professionals at nearby hospitals to start health care careers early.
Rate of Colorado students going to college right after high school falls; those who do go are less prepared, a study shows.
Last year, I was lost. A different kind of curriculum helped me get back on track.
New York City’s Class of 2022 returned to school full time after two disrupted years. Four graduating high school seniors told us about how they made it through.
Ivy Tech, which serves about 74,000 students across the state, has made steady gains in completion rates.
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