September 2013 Archives

Successful young Latino and black high school men rely on family and school support to overcome the odds and be high academic achievers, a new research study finds.


Creating a college rating system on affordability and value called upon by President Obama will likely spur controversy in the year ahead as the higher education community debates how to best measure student access and outcome.


The roll-out of new SAT scores comes with a shift to advocacy tone from the College Board.


More low-income students are clustered at public, two-year and for-profit, four-year colleges and high-income students continue to graduate at higher rates, according to new analysis of federal data.


Teenagers are more hopeful about their future than adult and highly value education, according to the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll.


Nearly three-quarters of college admissions officers surveyed say they welcome content changes to the SAT and 87 percent think the ACT's switch to a computerized test is a good idea.


New initiative in Delaware sponsored by College Board aims to provide disadvantaged students with information and support in the college application process.


Higher education Survey of K-12 education officials show


Senate lawmakers welcome recommendations for topics to cover in upcoming hearings of Higher Education Act reauthorization.


New list of starting and mid-career earnings are released in 2013-14 Payscale College Salary Report.


Some colleges are lowering published tuition prices in an effort to attract middle-class families.


Program that combines college exposure, mentoring, and community service leadership for middle school students found to be effective in boosting college-going rates, a University of Michigan study found.


The revamped GED test in January will be accompanied by an online support program to help students better prepare for the test.


U.S. News & World Report changes its methodology with this year's rankings to focus less on admissions selectivity and more on student performance outcomes.


A new interactive website to help high school students discover possible career and college options is launched by ACT Inc. today.


The Congressional Budget Offices outlines possible reforms and alternatives to the Pell Grant program to help low-income students pay for college.


High school students are relying more on Twitter and Instagram for information about college, as Facebook use drops, a new survey finds.


Benefits of programs to improve students' social-emotional skills and strengthen relationships with teachers are seen in middle school.


What students study matters more than where they go to college, says a new report by the American Institutes for Research.


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