Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do

Ken Willison's picture

I just received the following email from Berhseril Bailey at Learning Points Associates (formerly known as NCREL.) Learning Points Associates is a national education consulting firm that is currently "on contract" with the MDE. I found a lot of great information in this publication so I thought I would post it here. Thanks, Bersheril!!!
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A new practice guide from the What Works Clearinghouse, titled “Helping Students Navigate the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do,” recommends steps that educators, administrators, and policymakers can take, beginning in the ninth-grade, to increase access to higher education. Recognizing that simply providing students with information is insufficient, the guide recommends that high schools offer hands-on assistance and guidance in preparing students for college. The guide also acknowledges implementation challenges and suggests solutions for circumventing roadblocks. What Works is an initiative of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/#hed_pg.