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Publication June 201436 pages(14E01) SC

South Carolina: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward

Taking Stock and Pushing Forward (2014) reports states’ progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access to postsecondary education for black and Hispanic students.

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Publication June 201436 pages(14E01) TN

Tennessee: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward

Taking Stock and Pushing Forward (2014) reports states’ progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access to postsecondary education for black and Hispanic students.

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Publication June 201436 pages(14E01) TX

Texas: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward

Taking Stock and Pushing Forward (2014) reports states’ progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access to postsecondary education for black and Hispanic students.

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Publication June 201436 pages(14E01) VA

Virginia: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward

Taking Stock and Pushing Forward (2014) reports states’ progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access to postsecondary education for black and Hispanic students.

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Publication June 201436 pages(14E01) WV

West Virginia: Taking Stock and Pushing Forward

Taking Stock and Pushing Forward (2014) reports states’ progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access to postsecondary education for black and Hispanic students.

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Go Alliance Director Participates in White House, U.S. Department of Education, Convening on School Counseling

On May 7, Go Alliance Director Alice Anne Bailey participated in a “learning conversation” at the White House Executive Offices with staff from the Office of the President of the United States, Office of the First Lady of the United States, U.S. Department of Education, and national leaders in school counseling and college access. Bailey made recommendations about issues of college access for low-income students, school counseling policies, and training for school counselors. 

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Go Alliance and CCCI featured at White House and Harvard Graduate School of Education College Access Event

On July 28, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in partnership with the White House’s College Opportunity Agenda, hosted an event to discuss strategies to increase access to college for Americans. Leaders and decision makers in education examined how improvements in school counseling and advising can bring about greater postsecondary opportunities. Go Alliance Director Alice Anne Bailey attended and spoke about the issues surrounding school counselors’ work to increase college access and success for low-income students. SREB’s College and Career Counseling Initiative (CCCI) trains school counselors and others to help students succeed in postsecondary education.

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3 Questions for College Counseling’s Future

Alice Anne Bailey has talked with low-income students about applying to college. Often they tell her they don’t know how to do it. “They think it’s some magical process,” she said. “Someone comes and knocks on your door, and you just pack your bags and go to college.” Ms. Bailey, director of the Go Alliance at the Southern Regional Education Board, made those remarks on Monday during a conference at Harvard University. Convened by the White House and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, the event brought national experts to discuss how to improve college counseling.

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Training Ramps Up to Better Equip School Counselors for College Advising

As states and districts try to prepare more students for postsecondary education, efforts are building to better position high school guidance counselors to provide more of the outreach and support to disadvantaged teenagers. One key challenge, experts say, is that counselors themselves need training to better advise students from diverse backgrounds on college options. In a new Education Week story, Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path, I include examples of professional development programs and pre-service curriculum that are doing just that.