March 2013 Archives

New online tools to help college graduates manage debt are unveiled by the U.S. Department of Education.

State budget cuts in California result in a 20 percent reduction in courses offered at community colleges and enrollment at the lowest level in two decades.

Early-college high school students show higher test performance, graduation rates, and college enrollment than peers at traditional high schools.

Females account for just one in four students in STEM programs for Career Technical Education, new research reveals.

Principles high-performing high schools need to be successful with Common Core State Standards are unveiled by Carnegie Corp.

A new parent survey by Gallup and Insider Higher Ed shows increasing concern over costs and general liberal arts education.

The Aspen Institute names Walla Walla Community College and Santa Barbara City Community College co-winners of its 2013 prize for excellence.

College and high school counselors offer high school seniors tips on how to make the final college choice.

The ACT is launching a new college and career readiness campaign and awards in seven states to honor students, community colleges, high schools, and exemplary employers.

Teachers and parents need to help young adults learn from failure to build the resiliency needed for success in college, says author Debbie Silver.

A new intensive approach to teaching developmental math at community colleges triples the rate of success for students, a report from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching shows.

Debate begins over changing high school graduation requirements in Texas, as minorities raise concerns about career tracking.

Schools recognize the value of character education in student achievement and college success.

Tighter criteria limiting parental borrowing for college are among new recommendations from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

The U.S. Department of Education releases new graduation-rate data for individual schools.

State funding for public colleges fell by 9 percent last year, while enrollment also declined slightly, says a new report

Employers value internships most in hiring decisions, over college and grade point average, new research shows.

Boys who take career technical education are more likely to stay in high school, new research indicates.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveils a new principal ambassador fellowship in an address to nation's principals at the annual NASSP conference in Washington.


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