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BHEF Louisville Blueprint for Community Action

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This plan outlines 5 framing goals with accompanying strategies for education improvement. ...More

University of Washington Dream Project

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A collaboration between the University of Washington and local high schools to increase underserved students’ preparation for higher education. ...More

Afterschool.org

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Afterschool.org provides information about funding opportunities for afterschool programs, professional development, relevant current news, and a database of promising practices. ...More

Early Awareness and College Planning Podcasts

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Offers early awareness and college planning podcasts designed to send K-12 students positive messages about postsecondary education access, early awareness, and the financial aid process. ...More

National College Access Network

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This Web site includes a Toolkit, best practices, and a resource library which covers a variety of topics relating to college access. This Web site is also affiliated with the Pathways to College Network. ...More

Leveraging Post-Secondary Partners to Build a College-Going Culture

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Leveraging Post-Secondary Partners to Build a College-Going Culture: This toolkit is designed to help schools work with postsecondary partners. ...More

Career Planning Survey

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This tool helps students in grades 8-10 begin thinking about and planning for careers ...More

WorkKeys

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This is a job-skills assessment. ...More

ACT's World-of-Work Map

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This tool, in conjunction with ACT's career assessments, can help high school students think through their career options. ...More

Financial Aid Calculator

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This online tool helps students compute and plan for college costs. ...More

Discover

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This program is designed to help high school students and adults identify their interests and abilities and consider possible postsecondary options. It includes databases of colleges and universities, occupations, majors, and scholarships. ...More

49er Finish Program

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A program at UNC Charlotte designed to help adult learners complete remaining degree requirements. ...More

Washington State Achievers Program

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A partnership between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the College Success Foundation, the Achievers Program provides high school students with the necessary rigor for college success. ...More

UTeach

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UTeach is a flexible teacher certification program for undergraduates studying math and science. ...More

Posse Program

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Posse provides scholarships, support, and college access information to underserved and overlooked students. ...More

Opening Doors

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Opening Doors is a national college success course designed to keep academically at-risk community college students in school. ...More

Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

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This program allows middle and high school science teachers to participate in summer lab studies in their chosen field. ...More

U.S. STEM Education Model

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The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), along with partners Raytheon and The Ohio State University’s Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy, are leading a groundbreaking STEM Education & Modeling Project to help increase the number of students who pursue majors and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the disciplines collectively known as STEM. ...More

BHEF Louisville Member-led Local Project

Regional Effort
Since 2007, BHEF has partnered with its members and the Louisville community to increase the region’s college degree attainment rates. ...More

BHEF Philadelphia Member-led Local Project

Regional Effort
BHEF'­s Philadelphia members are supporting the Philadelphia School Project which will serve as a catalyst and incubator for innovation, best practices, and reform in Philadelphia's schools. ...More

The Boston Compact

Regional Effort
Originally formed in 1982 at the urging of the business community, the Boston Compact joined Boston business leaders, the Mayor of Boston, the Boston Public Schools (BPS), and local higher education institutions in an effort to improve student achievement in the city’s public schools. ...More

Greater Louisville Education Commitment

Regional Effort
The Greater Louisville Education Commitment demonstrates how commitment and co-operation between corporate, educational institutions, and the community as a whole can act to institutionalize academic reform and change. ...More

Time Warner, Inc.

Regional Effort
The Time Warner, Inc. case study is a prime example of how data gathered from research can be effectively applied to guide corporate practice. ...More

Achieving the Dream, Inc.

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Achieving the Dream is a national program designed to provide students with the remediation, support, and guidance necessary to complete a community college degree. ...More

General Electric

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General Electric's charitable foundation has contributed to numerous education programs, such as College Bound, Math Excellence and Developing Futures in Education. GE has chosen to focus on helping all children gain the chance to attend college in a world where graduating from high school is no longer enough to ensure economic opportunity. ...More