December 2013 Archives

After a fall plagued by technical glitches, officials with the Common Application pledge additional support to help with the expected high volume of applications at year's end.

Readers look for information about college readiness, financing higher education, among other topics this past year.

A new database with state-by-state details on dual enrollment laws is now available from the Education Commission of the States.

The Obama administration is calling on experts in higher education to provide ideas on how to develop a new rating system for higher education institutions.

Six-year college graduation rates are flat, while two-year and four-year public institutions have slight gains, according to the latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse.

A free Education Week webinar will be offered Dec. 16 to discuss expanded learning opportunities in Providence, Rhode Island, high schools.

One-stop reengagement centers are seen as a promising approach to help high school dropouts get back on track, says the report from the National League of Cities.

The stickers were mailed to 23,000 schools in reaction to the buzz on Twitter making fun of some PSAT questions referencing cows.

With a focus on writing and critical thinking, Cambridge finds that U.S. schools are increasingly receptive to its curriculum with programs now in 230 schools.

A new study shows choice of major is a greater factor in reducing the pay gap for young women than attending an elite college.

Colleges are being invited to test out new ways of awarding federal aid, including giving Pell Grants to high school students and offering grants for competency-based progress, under a new initiative.

A review of websites and mobile apps designed to help students in the college application process shows low-income students don't benefit as much from the technology and limitations in the approach.

The Lumina Foundation announced it will give $200,000 and technical assistance to 20 cities over three years to help improve college completion rates.

Average debt among students who borrow to earn a bachelor's degree has climbed to $29,9000 with the class of 2014, a report from the Institute for College Access & Success shows.

To better align with the new common-core standards, the College Board plans to redesign the SAT with its debut slated for the spring of 2016, a delay of one year.

As much as we'd like to think the college-admissions process takes place on a level playing field, new research suggests it does not.


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