November 2013 Archives

Lawmakers and advocacy groups react to the details of the U.S. Department of Labor's new competitive grant program to fund partnership between high schools, colleges, and businesses.

Admissions offers may be easier to obtain this year with a decline in the number of high school graduates.

An online resource aims to help students better understand the methodology of college rankings to keep some perspective in selecting a school.

While high school seniors right now are focused on applications to get into college, the bigger issue they will eventually face is getting out. New research suggests the pathways that most likely lead to completing their academic program.

A new index from the American Institute for Economic Research provides a ranking of the top college towns and metro areas, based on criteria that include the academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunities.

All states are on board in embracing new college- and career-readiness standards, a new report finds, but implementation progress and accountability provisions vary by state.

As previewed in the State of the Union address this year, the administration has launched a Race to the Top-Style grant competition to fuel innovation in high schools.

Beyond learning content, high school students today need to learn to be thinkers and develop smart study strategies that leverage findings from brain research, experts say.

Experts in brain science encourage teachers to engage students in the classroom with humor, music, movement, and discussion

Only 40 percent of college students turn to their adviser first for academic advice and most study just 15 hours a week, a new student engagement survey finds.

Michelle Obama this week told sophomores at a District of Columbia high school about her journey to become the first in her family to go to college. She also challenged the students to do whatever it takes to continue their education after high school.

The new American Gap Association is reviewing organizations that offer gap-year programs to help high school graduates identify the best options to make the most of their time.

One-third of high school students who took the ACT last year indicated a college major they wanted to pursue that was not deemed a good fit with their academic interests.

A new College Board/National Journal poll finds blacks, Asians, and Hispanics in the United States are considerably more optimistic than whites about the value of earning a college degree.

A study from the Journal of College Admissions offers suggestions for high school counselors to help students ease anxiety in college search process

An evaluation of the Minnesota-based College Possible mentoring program finds low-income students who participated were more likely to enroll in a four-year college, and to attend a more-selective institution.

An ACT study finds 52 percent of high school graduates in 2013 who would be first-generation college students don't meet college-readiness benchmarks.

Educators and policymakers should do more to encourage promising, disadvantaged students to attend college and support all students to completion, recommends a new report.

Nearly one-third of admissions officers surveyed say they have checked out an applicant's online profile, while the practice doesn't concern most students.


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