Document Number: 3837Creating Seamless Educational Transitions for Urban African American and Hispanic Students - Urban college-bound minority high school students have high educational ambitions, but many lack the college-planning information they need to make informed choices on how to realize these ambitions, according to a new study conducted by ACT, Inc. The study suggests these students need consistent, structured help in planning for their futures – how to prepare for college, what college to select, and how and where to apply for financial aid – pointing to a need for school districts to set up proactive plans as early as middle school to accomplish these goals. The authors recommend that school districts implement an Educational Transitions Strategic Plan, a strategic plan that focuses on college exploration and postsecondary planning, beginning in middle school and continuing on through high school. (Richard J. Noeth and George L. Wimberly, ACT, Inc., June 2002)...
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