Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration organization based in Southern California, and the College Board recently collaborated to offer four first-generation college students the chance to travel around the country in an RV and interview successful professionals who were also the first in their families to graduate from college. The trip, which ends this week, is being filmed for a one-hour documentary that will air on PBS in spring 2015.
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College Board researchers Michael Hurwitz and Jessica Howell examined the causal impact of an additional high school counselor on students' four-year college enrollment rates. Using high school counselor staff counts and four-year college-going rates collected through the Schools and Staffing Survey, they discovered that an additional high school counselor is predicted to increase enrollment in four-year colleges by 10 percent. The researchers discuss their findings with the Policy Analysis for California Education's Conditions of Education blog.
David Coleman, President of the College Board and Stefanie Sanford, Chief of Global Policy ＆ Advocacy both joined other national thought leaders at the Thomas Friedman Next New World Conference on June 12, 2014.