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This Bridge Webinar hosted by the Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance will explore the research on college and career readiness and discuss its implications from secondary and postsecondary perspectives. The presenters include two researchers—one with expertise in secondary school issues and the other with expertise in community college research. The third presenter is a Massachusetts high school principal who will respond to the research from a practitioner’s perspective, discussing the day-to-day issues and challenges related to preparing high school students for college and careers.

Federal education policy along with the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 45 states and three U.S. territories, emphasize preparing students for success in college and future careers. As a result, schools and districts across the Northeast and Islands Region are working to enhance secondary-school initiatives that increase high school graduation rates and ensure readiness for college-level work and the workforce. Yet, colleges report that a significant number of incoming students, even those who have passed their state’s standardized tests, need remediation courses when they begin their college studies.

The webinar will close with a group discussion about what educators and policymakers can learn from research to bolster efforts aimed at helping students succeed in higher education and careers. Participants will be able to submit questions to the presenters in an electronic chat room.

  • Joseph Harris, National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research
  • Elisabeth Barnett, National Center for Postsecondary Research
  • Dana Brown, Malden High School, Massachusetts; Regional Education Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) Governing Board
  • Leslie Hergert, Northeast College and Career Readiness Research Alliance, REL-NEI; Education Development Center

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Type: Lectures & Talks

Location: Online

Date & Time: 8/30/2012, 12:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM