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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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  • Document

    December 22, 2014

    Letter to Higher Ed for Higher Standards

    Letter to Higher Ed for Higher Standards in support of the implementation of rigorous K-12 state academic standards.

  • Content Item

    September 4, 2014

    Capitol Hill Event Addresses Accountability and Minority-Serving Institutions, Students

    Scholars scrutinized the impact of the Obama administration’s proposed college ratings plan and other policies on minority-serving institutions and minority students Tuesday at a Capitol Hill forum hosted by the UCLA Civil Rights Project and cosponsored by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, among others.

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    August 29, 2012

    Playing tennis

    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.

  • A Dream Undone: Biographies

    Biographies for the A Dream Undone project

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