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College and career readiness
Updated February 13, 2019
Lee announces plan to beef up science, tech offerings in Tennessee schools
Gov. Bill Lee has set aside $4 million in his proposed budget to pay for his so-called Future Workforce Initiative.
May 9, 2018
A $24 million New York City program was supposed to prepare more black and Latino men for college. But a new study found it didn’t.
"The aspirations were very high."
Movers & shakers
June 28, 2017
Tennessee taps high-profile school superintendent as deputy ed commissioner
Kingsport City Schools Superintendent Lyle Ailshie will be the state’s new deputy education commissioner.
July 20, 2016
Tennessee to cover ACT retakes for all students, but will it boost college access?
More Tennessee students soon will get the chance to retake the ACT test, which could mean the difference between a college scholarship or not going to college at all.
July 13, 2016
Too few and too busy: With school counselors overwhelmed, Indiana kids fall through cracks
With Indiana one of the worst states for the number of school counselors per student, counselors don't have enough time to get to everyone.
Drive to 55
May 19, 2016
Thirty high schools with low college-going rates will get extra counselors under state’s newest Drive to 55 initiative
The new counselors will go to schools where students attend college at a rate lower than the state average of 60 percent.
April 26, 2016
For these undocumented immigrant students, Tennessee’s failed in-state tuition bill was personal
In January, six immigrant students, some of them undocumented, gathered after school in an empty classroom at Nashville’s Glencliff High School to snack on Doritos…
November 10, 2014
City touts slight uptick in college readiness as new school reports go online
Slightly more students left high school last year ready for college or jobs, though fewer than one-third of graduates met the academic skill requirements of the city’s public university system, according to city data released Monday.
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