A Louisiana school district held two college and career fairs aimed at middle-school students. Students and parents received information from more than 30 high schools, colleges and employers to help prepare them for choices they will make over the next few years. "I think by doing this now, you have more time to pick where you want to go. If you wait until later, you'll have to hurry up and just pick something that might not be right. Now is the right time to do this," one sixth-grade student said.

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