American Indian Students Struggle to Meet ACT College Readiness Marks

ACT reports that 55 percent of American Indian students fail to meet the college readiness benchmark in any of the four subject areas.


Survey Finds 7 in 10 College Students Stressed About Personal Finances

The first National Student Financial Wellness Study shows most students are borrowing for college and one-third say money pressures are affecting their studies.


Rhode Island College Opens Doors Early to Rising High School Seniors

Ninety incoming seniors from Central Falls High School in Providence received early acceptances to a nearby college and application fee waivers—provided they stay on track through high school graduation.


High School Dropout Rates Remain Flat

A new NCES report shows little progress in recent years improving dropout numbers, although improvements have been made since 1972.


College Board Issues Reassurance on June SAT Scores

In the wake of a June 6 printing error that led to the College Board dropping two of the 10 SAT sections, board officials issued additional assurances of the validity of scoring a shorter test.


Federal College-Rating System to Drop Scoring Plans

U.S. Department of Education officials are reportedly backing away from rating the performance of schools in a new college-rating system, instead opting to offer expanded data for consumers.


Guidebook Suggests Best Supports for Low-Income College Students

The Lumina Foundation releases six strategies for colleges to use to get more low-income students into and through college with its "Beyond Financial Aid" guidebook.


Sweet Briar College Stays Open

Alumni fighting to keep the small, all-women's college in Lynchburg, Va., won their lawsuit and plans are in the works to keep the institution open under new leadership.


ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.


Student With Disabilities Face Added Layer of Issues in Transition to College

Students with disabilities work on self-advocacy to overcome unique challenges transitioning from high school to college.


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