December 2012 Archives

Blog posts about the best high schools and new AP courses were among the most popular in 2012 on College Bound.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tops Kiplinger's Personal Finance best-value ranking for public universities.


"Old school" reforms to Portland, Ore., high schools show early promising results.


Low-income students face substantial barriers to college completion, including financial aid, culture, and lack of counseling support.


Most colleges use standardized placement tests to determine readiness for college-level courses, but cutoff scores vary, a study finds.


Three programs working with disconnected youth are highlighted in a new report about the role data can play in improving and expanding services.


College presidents representing more than 160 campuses across the country are pushing for tougher gun laws in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.


Completing a college degree substantially increases earning power over a high school diploma, a new report finds.


Enrollment at colleges in the fall of 2012 dropped by 1.8 percent, a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Center reveals.


A new survey of members of the boards that oversee colleges and universities reveals a gap between them and the public in concern over tuition costs.


Just 3 percent of American families save for college using 529 plans or the Coverdell savings plan.


Higher education leaders call for major reforms in their approaches to remedial education.


The Alliance for Excellent Education calls for simplifying the student financial-aid system and focusing more on college completion.


Lower tuition for students who pursue degrees in STEM and other high-demand fields is on the table in Florida.


A new college-readiness system looks at tenacity and other traits as well as a student's academic record.


Efforts to improve college retention include life skills training at private boarding school.


The U.S. ranks near the top of the world in the proportion of adults with college degrees but is losing ground among young adults.


The Carnegie Unit will be the subject of a new research grant to find a better measure of student progress.


Student input could improve the new college scorecard from the U.S. Education Department, suggests a report.


U.S. News unveils its first analysis comparing colleges' overall ranking with undergraduate performance.

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