Highlighted Research Findings
Most U.S. high school students expect to attend college. Yet many seniors who plan to attend a four-year college do not apply, and some who apply, and are accepted, do not enroll. The college expectations-enrollment gap is widest for low-income students, who often face more barriers than their advantaged peers in navigating the college application and enrollment process, and are less likely to complete important steps such as taking the SAT, submitting a college application, or applying for financial aid.
 Horn, Chapman & Chen, 2004; Ross et al., 2012
 Roderick et al., 2008; Castleman & Page, 2014
Translating high educational expectations into college enrollment and completion requires that students are college ready, meaning they have the skills and knowledge to meet college eligibility requirements, navigate college application and enrollment processes, and successfully complete college level coursework. School staff, particularly counselors, often play a critical role in fostering college readiness.
Salman Khan has received global acclaim for his videos on Khan Academy which have kicked off a discussion about how to leverage online learning within education. However, most of the press I see misunderstands his philosophy which is laid out in his new book “The One World School House: Education Reimagined.” While technology plays a … Read MoreRead More