College For Every Student shares best practices for raising college and career aspirations and increasing educational opportunities for underserved and diverse students in rural and urban districts. Providing guidance for educating your students and organizing communities for expanding educational opportunities, this is a must-read for every school leader and counselor interested in promoting educational uplift. This comprehensive guidebook offers a wealth of resources and tools for educators and professionals to help students build essential college and career readiness skills. College For Every Student gives you the research-based, proven strategies needed for promoting the core student skills essential for college and career readiness: aspiration, grit, perseverance, adaptability, leadership, and teamwork.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 The Skills Gap: College and Career Readiness
Chapter 3 The Change Process: Organizing, Engagement, and Essential Skills
Chapter 4 STEM Pathways
Chapter 5 Urban Schools
Chapter 6 Rural Schools
Chapter 7 Taking Action: The Irish Case, Cliona Hannon and Katriona O’Sullivan
Chapter 8 Creating New Futures
Rick Dalton is the Founder, and President and CEO of College For Every Student (CFES). Since 1991 CFES has helped more than 75,000 students in 40 states to graduate from high school and attend college. Dalton has written more than 130 articles and op-eds on educational issues.
Edward P. St. John is the Algo D. Henderson Professor of Higher Education at the University of Michigan, and serves as series co-editor for Readings on Equal Education, Core Issues in Higher Education, and Engaged Research and Practice for Social Justice in Education.
College For Every Student provides a clear and compelling evidence-based blueprint for fostering college and career readiness for the United States and beyond. With an inspiring call to action through a sound literature review, this book makes the case for the importance of college readiness for any country that cares deeply about developing the talents of all its citizens.
- William R. Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard College
This book should be required reading for anyone looking for strategies to prepare underserved youth with the skills that they need for college and career success. Edward P. St. John and Rick Dalton recognize that in order to prepare our students for success in a changing global economy, we must focus not just on college, but also on career preparation and success. College For Every Student gives us hope, grounded in practical solutions.
- Kelli Wells, Executive Director of Education and Skills, GE Foundation