ACT Webinar Focuses on Career & College Clubs

admin | Thursday, March 22, 2018

ACT, Inc., the organization that administers the ACT test, recently hosted a webinar focused on Career & College Clubs. Evening the Odds for College-Bound Students: Applying a Holistic Approach to Career and College Readiness Curricula  explored the research basis for the new, expanded Career & College Clubs curriculum, and provided first-person insights from a current user […] Read More


Career & College Clubs Alumni Speak Out

admin | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Students who participated in Career & College Clubs at Ellen Ochoa Learning Center (LAUSD) in middle school talk about the experience and the impact the program has had on their lives.   Read More


A question for all superintendents, principals, counselors, teachers, and education service providers – Are your grade 7 through 12 students on track to graduate career and college ready? If the answer is no (or you’re not sure), watch one of our recent webinars and learn more about Career & College Clubs, a program designed to […] Read More


U.S. News – 100 Best Jobs for 2017

admin | Friday, January 13, 2017

U.S. News & World Report has released their list of 100 Best Jobs for 2017. They define “good jobs” as those that pay well, challenge us, are a good match for our talents and skills, aren’t too stressful, offer room to advance and provide a satisfying work-life balance. They also add that, “the best careers […] Read More


Zoneton MS Starting the Year off Right!

admin | Thursday, August 25, 2016

Zonetone Middle School just started the Career & College Clubs program, and is already seeing improvement in their students. Part of the Bullitt County Public Schools in Kentucky, Zoneton adopted Career & College Clubs starting in the 2016-2017 academic year. Teresa Jaggers, practical living teacher and Career & College Clubs coach, told us – The […] Read More


College Readiness Gap Persists

admin | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

While 60 percent of Asian American students and 49 percent of white students showed strong readiness for college coursework, meeting three or more of the ACT benchmarks, just 23 percent of Hispanic students and only 11 percent of African American students earned that same level of achievement. — ACT News Release, 8/24/2016 ACT, Inc. released […] Read More


The Future of Career Technical Education

admin | Monday, May 16, 2016

Eight national organizations recently released a collective vision proposing a transformation of the education system, with Career Technical Education (CTE) as an essential strategy. Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE is a call to action for leaders, policymakers, employers and practitioners across the nation to commit to creating a […] Read More


Boosting College Equity for Low Income Students

admin | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Increasing students’ knowledge of college choices, financial aid, and other aspects of the college-going process will result in greater equity in higher education attainment for low income students, according to a new report published by the Pell Institute and the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy. This is great news for students who […] Read More


Forty-seven percent of American high school graduates do not complete either a college- or career-ready course of study, defined as the standard 15-course sequence required for entry at many public colleges, along with three or more credits in a broad career field such as health science or business, according to a new study by The […] Read More


Study Examines Impact of High School CTE

admin | Monday, April 11, 2016

A new study released by the Fordham Institute examines whether or not Career and Technical Education (“CTE”) courses in high school have a positive impact for students. Among the findings of Career and Technical Education in High School: Does It Improve Student Outcomes? are – Students with greater exposure to CTE are more likely to […] Read More