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Prospective college students need sound information about where their educational choices are likely to lead. This report indicates that some graduates with associate's degrees outearn those with bachelor's degrees in their first year, and finds what a person studies can produce higher earnings than where he or she studies.
Transitional kindergarten aims to provide an additional year of early education to California’s youngest students to ensure that they obtain the necessary preparation to succeed in school. This research brief provides an initial glimpse of transitional kindergarten in its first year of statewide implementation.
AIR has developed Promoting College and Career Readiness: A Pocket Guide for State and District Leaders, a research-based reference tool that identifies strategies to ensure that all students, regardless of special needs or language fluency, are prepared for postsecondary education and careers.
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