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President Obama and Secretary of Education Duncan have frequently endorsed the idea that the purpose of high school should be to create “college- and career-ready students.”
To this end, the federal government has taken several steps recently to drive education reform in the United States including, among other efforts, Race to the Top, the Investing in Innovation Fund, and drafting a new version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
College Summit has submitted public comments on draft versions of all of these reform efforts.
In November 2009, the United States Department of Education released its final guidelines for Race to the Top. Included in the final guidelines was a requirement that states set college enrollment and credit accumulation goals in their Race to the Top applications. College Summit prepared a Guide for Meeting the State Success Factors in response to this requirement, as a resource for states to use when crafting their Race to the Top applications.
Feature article focuses on Peer Leaders and their role in building college-going culture
PBS's NewsHour recently aired a segment with Judy Woodruff on the progress St. Louis Public Schools and College Summit have made in improving college-going in the city.
In Their Words is a collection of some of the best student essays from our first ten years.