January 2014 Archives

An evaluation of the Gates Foundation Community Partnerships finds promising practices in collaborative efforts at promoting postsecondary completion.


With the GED, TASC, and HiSET exams offered now in 2014, states are adjusting to a new testing landscape.


President includes calls to innovate in high schools and improve opportunity in college in State of the Union address.


Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin find that the grades of women and low-income students are particularly linked to the quality of their high school.


The city council is considering a proposal to give high school graduates up to $60,000 toward college expenses.


The state's Democratic governor is proposing $5 million to expand the presence of the P-TECH high school model across New York.


Over time, liberal arts majors close the employment and salary gap, according to a new report.


Funding goes up for CTE state grants and GEAR UP in new federal budget just signed into law.


After years of declining state appropriation for higher education, overall spending on public colleges and universities is up 5.7 percent.


Promising practices shared to overcome access and completion barriers, along with commitment of specific action from colleges and nonprofits to support the efforts.


A new study by the American Institutes for Research finds 25 percent of early-college high school students get an associate's degree within two years, compared with 5 percent of graduates from traditional high schools.


More than 100 higher education leaders expected to discuss strategies to improve educational opportunities for low-income students.


A free online resource helps schools evaluate college- and career-readiness programs, based on a pilot in 10 high schools that showed promise reaching under-served minority students.


Young people with mentors are more likely to enroll in college, participate in school activities, take on leadership roles, and volunteer, a new national survey finds.


New emails released from the U.S. Department of Education reflect concern about the Obama administration's plans to devise a college-rating system.


A draft of new plans to improve career-technical education were unveiled this week in various states.


In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.


Assessments offered and cost differ by state, as two new tests enter the GED market.


College officials tend to rank the academic reputation of state flagship universities higher, while high school counselors favor smaller schools or those with a research or STEM focus.


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