April 2013 Archives

A new, free online tool is rolled out to help students compare college costs.

The Free Application for Student Aid will start asking for income and other information from a dependent student's parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender.

Why students decide to attend college can impact the likelihood of success, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Rochester.

Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, D-Wisc., would seek to simplify and improve federal student loan program.

New paper suggests AP courses are inconsistent in their quality.

California leads the Best High Schools Rankings for 2013, released by U.S. News and World Report.

High school redesign efforts ramp up with a federal spotlight on issues and a proposed competitive-grant program aimed at STEM innovation.

Colleges begin to post acceptance rates for the class of 2017; overall national average for acceptance is 63.8 percent.

More than three times as many high school teachers as college professors think their students are well prepared to succeed in college-level courses, an national ACT survey finds.

The Council for Economic Education announced new financial literacy standards, setting up benchmarks for 4th, 8th, and 12th graders to learn about money management

Hearings have been announced to get feedback from higher education on new measures for 'gainful employment,' while a coalition of advocates push for enforcement.

High school and college gradates this spring will likely encounter gloomy job prospects, says a report from the Economic Policy Institute.

Low-income high school graduates are more likely to attend college in the fall if they receive peer mentoring and text-message reminders over the summer, new research from Harvard finds.

Reaction to the administration's 2014 budget proposal encouraging from high school and college education community, but realistic about the chances for passage.

Employers are looking for new hires with a broad range of skills and innovation, according to a new survey.

A new report suggests divvying up the Pell Grants into two programs,one for traditional age undergraduates and one for adults 25 and older.

A financial-aid shopping sheet debuts this year and is among several resources to help incoming college freshmen compare education costs.

About 55 percent of students placed on a wait list remain and 30 percent receive an offer of admission, according to a new report.

The campaign plans to hold 100 meetings over the next four years to discuss improving high school graduation rates.

A college-for-all curriculum leaves some employers in Minnesota complaining that high schools are not producing enough skilled manufacturing workers.


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