The set of grants by the U.S. Department of Education will help schools to hire counselors, social workers, and others, as well as support parent involvement and professional development.
As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.
Washington Monthly magazine comes up with two new rankings this year: One for the most affordable elite colleges, the other for what it deems the worst institutions.
Among 2014 graduates, 73 percent of ACT test takers had completed a core college prep curriculum, helping them earn higher scores on the exam.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators launches new tools to help prospective college students find state resources to help pay for college.
ACT participation continues to grow, with 19 states now committed to giving the ACT to all high school juniors.
The average composite SAT score was 21 for the high school class of 2014 and a record 57 percent of graduates took the college-entrance exam.
Jon Whitmore, a former college president who has led the testing organization since 2010, will step down in August of 2015.
More organizations and higher education institutions pledge to work to improve college access as a new summit is scheduled at the White House for Dec. 4.
The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.