“College and career readiness” has become the rallying cry for
what high schools should aim to achieve for their graduates. But
large numbers of students still arrive on college campuses
needing remedial courses, and many of those who are academically
ready still struggle to adapt to college and earn their degrees.
To examine this disconnect and what is being done to address it,
the Education Writers Association is holding an intensive seminar
for higher education journalists on Feb. 26-27 in Los Angeles.
Join EWA on the campus of the University of Southern California
for an in-depth look at what the accelerating push for college
readiness means for higher education — and for the journalists
who cover it.
In sessions tailored to busy reporters, participants will gain
fresh insights and story ideas on some of the most timely topics
in higher education: How will the new SAT affect the
college-admissions maelstrom? What does the boom in Advanced
Placement course-taking mean for higher education? What to make
of debates over “overmatching” and “undermatching,” and
what does the evidence really tell us about which colleges are
the best fits for students of color?
During this fast-paced program, researchers, policy experts, and
leading journalists will exchange ideas on emerging stories on
dual-enrollment programs, efforts to promote success for
low-income students, and initiatives to bridge the disconnect
between K-12 and higher ed.