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Educators Oppose Cuts to Student Aid

admin | Monday, April 10, 2017

More than 550 organizations representing  students, educators, advocates, consumers, institutions, and employers recently sent a letter to members of Congress asking them to oppose any attempt to cut or reallocate funds away from federal student aid programs. The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP), the organization that offers Career & College Clubs, signed the […] Read More

In our February 23, 2017 newsletter, Career & College Clubs asked educators what consumes most of their time when planning for the next school. Here are the results:   Not surprisingly, the academic calendar and class scheduling seem to be time-consuming. Planning for next year is critically important, and including college and career readiness in […] Read More

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Funding Opportunity: The Brown Foundation

admin | Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The following funding opportunity may be helpful for educators seeking outside funding to support adoption of Career & College Clubs. Contact us at ccc@edpartnerships or 310-242-8860 if you plan to apply for funding, we can provide language to assist with your application. The purpose of The Brown Foundation, Inc. is to distribute funds for public […] Read More

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On top of their day-to-day business of educating students, right now educators are in the midst of an incredibly important added responsibility: planning for next year. Schools and districts across the nation are busy developing goals, strategies, budgets, calendars, lesson plans and the like – the number of meetings and volume of paper would shock […] Read More

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Funding Opportunity: Eaton Charitable Fund

admin | Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The following funding opportunity may be helpful for educators seeking outside funding to support adoption of Career & College Clubs. Contact us at ccc@edpartnerships or 310-242-8860 if you plan to apply for funding, we can provide language to assist with your application.   The Eaton Charitable Fund is dedicated to supporting programs that improve the […] Read More

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While Career & College Clubs generally steers clear of social issues, a new film that focuses on the trafficking for sex of American middle school girls – a scourge that undermines our efforts to help students succeed – deserves your attention. I Am Jane Doe chronicles the epic battle that several mothers are waging on behalf […] Read More

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On Friday, January 6, 2017, first lady Michelle Obama, honored the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in a ceremony at the White House. We at Career & College Clubs could not think of a better way for her to formally exit her role as FLOTUS. Mrs. Obama, also sent young people a strong message […] Read More

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Trump to Nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

admin | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump last week announced his intent to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the United States Department of Education. Ms. DeVos is chairman of the American Federation for Children and the Windquest Group. She has also served on national and local charitable and civic boards, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, […] Read More

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Leadership Training in Middle School

admin | Tuesday, November 29, 2016

For many, being a leader comes naturally. They are born with leadership traits that are an intrinsic part of who they are as a person. But for most of us, it’s not so easy. We have to practice being leaders. Confidence, social boldness, decisiveness are characteristics that are difficult to conquer. We have to constantly […] Read More

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Middle School Girls Experiment with STEM Fields

admin | Friday, November 18, 2016

Research on the outcomes of Career & College Clubs students found they are more likely to aspire to careers in science and technology.   This is an especially important outcome for young women, because –     According to national studies, girls take more math and science courses than boys, but by middle school, their […] Read More