Category Archives: Postsecondary Education

Doing Things Differently

By Chelsey Bowman, intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth at the Institute for Educational Leadership    After I explain my internship at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) Center for Workforce Development (CWD), I am … Continue reading

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Start early, get wiser, and end up better!

The following is part one of a two part guest blog series written by brothers Chris and Clement Coulston from Wilmington, Delaware. Chris is a senior at Concord High School and Clement is a Teacher Education major at the University … Continue reading

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Lauren McCarthy: Living with an Invisible Illness

The following is a cross-post from The Michigan Daily.  At 18 years old, most high-school graduates imagine their soon-to-be college careers as a blur of caffeine induced all-nighters, nearly impossible exams, subsequent celebratory bar crawls, partying until 3 a.m. and … Continue reading

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Addressing Barriers to Career Exploration: My Story

According to research by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), approximately 74% of blind college graduates are unemployed. Even though there is some dispute about the actual percentages, the reality is that blind students often do not come out … Continue reading

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Building Pathways to Postsecondary Education for Youth Involved in the Justice System

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research Youth involved with the justice system face significant challenges. Of those sentenced to a residential … Continue reading

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Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 3 – Postsecondary/Workforce Opportunities and Evidence-based Interventions

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research This post is the last in a series following the May 29 webinar, “The Use … Continue reading

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Individualized Learning Plans Webinar Questions: Part 2 – Fostering School-Wide Buy-in of ILPs

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research This post is the second in a series following the May 29 webinar, “The Use … Continue reading

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Developing College and Career Readiness through Individualized Learning Plans

The following blog entry was originally posted on the official blog of the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research College and career exploration and planning play a critical role in preparing students for … Continue reading

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Is Your School Leading the Way in College and Career Preparation?

What is an individualized learning plan or ILP? Depending on where you live, it could be a called a Next Step Plan, an Individual Graduation Plan, a High School and Beyond Plan, or another name. So what is it and … Continue reading

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