April 2014 Archives

States are approving policies to support career and technical education at a rapid pace, finds a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

For students to pursue and thrive in STEM fields, experts suggest mentors can provide connection and motivation.

The fifth annual GradNation reports shows new milestone in high school graduate rates, with 81 percent of students finishing in 2012, compared to 71 percent in 2001.

The Lumina Foundation and other organizations working to increase the percentage of Americans with college degrees have launched a new website to share best practices.

School leaders like the integration of career and academic work, professional development and personalization seen in many of the 24 high school grant winners from the Youth CareerConnect competition.

A new report from the Lumina Foundation reveals the largest increase in college completion since 2008, with 39 percent of working-age Americans holding a degree.

Profiles of nearly 20,000 schools are included in this year's rankings, including information on test scores and success in meeting the needs of disadvantaged students.

A new report finds 30 states increase funding for state colleges and universities, while 20 cut appropriations.

Lawmakers in Tennessee House and Senate approve measure for free community-college tuition; proposal goes to governor for signature.

NACAC introduces resource to find organizations that help disadvantaged, first-generation college-going students to help colleges in diversity efforts.

Details and sample questions are released in advance of the spring 2016 roll out of the new redesigned SAT.

The advocacy group Excelencia in Education unveils information on education attainment for Latino students with state-level fact sheets and an interactive tool on its website.

The test-maker says 4,000 students in 23 states took the first ACT tests on computer April 12 as a rollout of the digital pilot effort began.

A new report from Sallie Mae finds total savings are up for families, but most is intended for retirement nest egg.

Examining ACT test-takers in the class of 2012, research finds a link between academic readiness and college dropout and transfer rates.

Results from a new Next America Poll finds Americans' views about the necessity of a four-year degree has been slipping.

The Washington Post released its annual Most Challenging High Schools, highlighting schools where the most students take college-level examinations.

The Obama Administration plans to roll out an initiative aimed at encouraging colleges to grant credit for student-apprentices who learn new skills on the job.

Top assistant principals from across the country lobbied their representatives to support technology, professional development, and the common core.

The latest figures on fall admissions rates come in from some of the country's most selective colleges and universities.

Possible changes to the code of conduct for financial-aid professionals could bring additional clarity to award letters in the future.

Cost is a rising factor in college choice, prompting students to apply for scholarships from an array of sources as they prepare to make final decisions.

An Education Trust report follows high-achieving students through high school and discovers those from low-income backgrounds and students of color don't excel as much as their wealthier, white peers.

At Stapleton High School in Denver, 100 percent of seniors have been accepted to a four-year college--for the seventh consecutive year.


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