March 2014 Archives

Most African American students aren't receiving the education they need to succeed in college, says a new report.

As families prepare their taxes, experts suggest reviewing ways credits and deductions can help defray higher education expenses.

An increase in borrowing among graduate school students in the past decade has contributed substantially to high student-loan debts, a New American Foundation report concludes.

Allegations have resurfaced about the fairness of program, as most funding is given to students of white, affluent families, the Miami Herald reports.

Counselors encourage students to consider a range of college offers beyond the brand-name schools and not to take rejection personally.

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

Two new studies out this week track trends in college transfer rates, a reminder to high school students that where they first enroll may not be where they finish.

Students as early as 8th grade are assessed for college-level math and given early intervention to bypass remedial classes in college.

Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.

Worcester Technical High School hosted a town hall meeting today to highlight the new direction of CTE programs.

New analysis of federal net price data shows that colleges have recently raised the cost of attendance on average more for low-income than high-income students.

A Gallup Education and Inside Higher Ed poll finds that just 13 percent of college leaders think the government has a good chance of collecting data on student outcomes and careers accurately.

Free event today at 2 p.m. features educators involved in this growing movement to help bridge the move from high school to college for struggling students.

Educators, policymakers and others comment on the plans to revise the SAT to make it more open and relevant in the spring of 2016.

The plans for the new SAT, with their emphasis on citing evidence to support answers and covering fewer math topics in greater depth, offer some notable echoes of the common core.

State education officials are considering allowing districts to hire professionals with industry certification or career experience to teach full- or part-time in the schools.

A new federal report suggests that the number of high school graduates will decline by 2 percent over the next decade.


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