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College Access & Success
Monday, October 19, 2020
Students Weigh In On How to Improve Postsecondary Advising in the Era of COVID-19 »
“COVID affected me emotionally and took away my motivation to go to college. But I talked with a teacher who helped to mot...
Monday, October 12, 2020
Key Takeaways from NCAN’s 2020 Advisor Learning Community »
As this year’s NCAN national conference was virtual, we were sure of one thing: the annual advisor learning community woul...
Thursday, October 8, 2020
FCAN Webinar Offers District-Wide Approach to Preparing Students for College and Career »
The following article was originally posted on the Florida College Access Network’s blog . In 2013, Osceola County’s...
Monday, September 28, 2020
Plan Year-Round for College & Career Readiness with NCAN’s K-12 Calendar »
Fresh off the heels of last week's "4 for the Fall" guide, NCAN is back with another useful resource for the K-12 s...
Monday, September 21, 2020
New NCAN Guide Offers 4 Steps for the Fall to Help the High School Class of 2021 »
A new “4 for the Fall” guide from NCAN outlines four key steps for district and school leaders, school counselors, teach...
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
College Advising Corps’ Virtual Advising Guide Is a Must-Use Resource »
Since schools shut down in mid-March, the college access and success field has asked a number of questions, and NCAN has d...
Monday, August 24, 2020
To Help Male Students of Color, Examine Mindset, Data, and Practice »
“If money were no object, what practices would your district put in place to change postsecondary outcomes for males of co...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
A Recent Graduate’s Perspective: How Higher Ed Institutions Can Better Support First-Gen Students »
By María Guadalupe Romo-González, recent graduate of University of California, Berkeley and member of the LEDA Policy Cor...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Are Those Tests Really Optional? »
The nation’s rising high school seniors are floating in an abyss of uncertainty about what their college and financial aid...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Partnership for LA Schools Kicks Off Summer Melt Initiative; You Can, Too »
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is kicking off a new summer melt intervention with students attending four postsec...
Monday, June 1, 2020
‘Accelerating Educational Opportunity for All’: The 2020 Evergreen Prize Opens June 3 »
From left to right: Jerry Greenwald, Priscilla Walsh (Associate Director, Grants for College Forward), Austin Buchan (Coll...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6 Recommendations on Distance Learning: How Districts Are Supporting Students, Families, & Educators »
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted the education space, as school districts have shuttered their doors in an ef...
Monday, May 25, 2020
5 Virtual Advising Tips From the NCAN Community »
For more than two months, college access and success practitioners have been adjusting to a “new normal,” which for many h...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Platforms Like YouVisit Are Making College Tours a Virtual Reality »
College visits have come to a major halt as the country battles a global pandemic. Breaks and long weekends usually bring...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Signal Vine: Combating Summer Melt with Texting »
By Rachel Hicks, Senior Marketing Associate, Signal Vine We’re quickly approaching the summer months. For college acce...
Monday, May 4, 2020
Leading and Managing Through Uncertainty: Advice for Executive Directors »
Are you feeling a great deal of pressure after weeks of trying to lead an organization during unprecedented times? You’re...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
New NCAN Guide for K-12: 5 Actions to Take Right Now to Help Seniors Transition After Graduating »
A new guide from the National College Attainment Network urges K-12 district and school leaders and personnel to take fi...
Monday, April 13, 2020
Tips for Hosting a Virtual College Signing Day Celebration »
On March 31, we hosted a webinar with Reach Higher and Better Make Room to talk to NCAN members about how they can coord...
Monday, March 16, 2020
How the Education Field is Responding: A Roundup of COVID-19 Resources »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement, and MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assistance...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
How JefCoEd Created a Communitywide 'Journey' to Transform Postsecondary Pathways »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Harnessing the Power of NSC Data with The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Using Peer Mentoring to Change Postsecondary Advising in Broward County »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Leveraging Partnership for Districtwide Postsecondary Advising with AchieveMpls »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
How Sending Letters Helped Sacramento's Students Find the Right College »
In February, NCAN released “ The Data That Matter and the Plans That Work: New Districtwide Approaches to Student Success...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
The Latest on ACT’s New Testing Options »
In October 2019, ACT announced new testing and scoring options for students. Beginning with the September 2020 ACT test,...
Friday, February 14, 2020
6 (Free) Online Tools to Boost Your Organization’s Communications »
Every organization has communications needs. School districts, community-based organizations, colleges and universities –...
Monday, February 10, 2020
District Superintendents Join NCAN for Leadership Engagement Webinar »
On Jan. 28, NCAN was joined by two school district superintendents and a district director of school counseling for a “vir...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Schools Should Make Better Use of Advisory Periods; Here's How They Can »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis As more K-12 leaders begin to invest more resource...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A Safety and a Reach: What We Talk About When We Talk about College Access »
By Victoria Navarro and Keith Frome This piece was originally published on the Peer Forward website . When we –...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Emiliano Morales Flores Was Able to Afford College Thanks to Florida Law »
This piece originally appeared on the Florida College Access Network website. It is reposted here with permission. F...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Roscoe ISD Finds Success with Early College Model in Rural Texas »
It’s okay to admit you haven’t heard of Roscoe, Texas, let alone couldn’t point to it on a map. The small town, population...
Monday, November 25, 2019
Reminder: Your Students Can Earn a Chance at a Scholarship for Completing the FAFSA »
It's hard to believe, but we're almost two months into the 2020-21 FAFSA filing cycle. Through Nov. 15, just more than a q...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Axel Soto Learned Valuable Lessons After 2 Bouts of FAFSA Verification »
This piece originally appeared on the Florida College Access Network website. It is reposted here with permission....
Monday, October 21, 2019
New Brief Highlights Challenges, Solutions for California's Undocumented Students »
“California is home to more than three million undocumented residents, representing one-quarter of all undocumented immigr...
Friday, October 18, 2019
Takeaways From NCAN's 2019 Advisors Learning Community »
The Advisors Learning Community at NCAN's 2019 National Conference in Indianapolis was jam-packed with enthusiastic profes...

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