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College and Career Readiness

  • In today’s knowledge economy, postsecondary education is both more valued and more necessary than ever before. Achieving national attainment and economic goals will require that all high school graduates (including GED and other high equivalency holders) are properly prepared for at least some postsecondary education and/or training. Efforts are underway nationally aimed at elevating high school graduates’ readiness for postsecondary education and improve their job prospects.
  • Being college- or career-ready means that a high school graduate has the English and math knowledge and skills needed to succeed in credit-bearing courses in a college or university or in the postsecondary job training and/or education necessary for their chosen career (i.e. technical/vocational program, community college, apprenticeship or significant on-the-job training).

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    August 29, 2012

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    New College Access KnowHow2GO PSAs to Debut at US Open

    The Ad Council, in partnership with ACE and the U.S. Tennis Association, will debut new TV public service advertisements (PSAs) at the US Open today on behalf of the national KnowHow2GO campaign designed to encourage low-income and first generation students to take the steps necessary to prepare for college.

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    May 26, 2011

    THURSDAY BUZZ: Undergraduate Enrollment Sees Largest Increase in 30 Years

    Undergraduate enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities grew by 5 million students between 2000 and 2009, according to a new report from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES). This increase is the largest in the undergraduate population in 30 years.