October 2014 Archives

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.


The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much debt.


The Education Commission of the States releases a report tracking state policies to promote college readiness and success.


Ohio cities win a million-dollar prize for boosting college-degree-attainment rates.


The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.


Better communication between educators and employers is needed to address the job-skills gap, according to experts at The Close it Summit in Washington, D.C.


College Summit hosts a series of App-a-thons to teach counselors and students about new mobile and web apps to help in the college-search process.


At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.


Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam


Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.


The National College Access Network has launched a professional development training platform to better equip counselors who assist students in the college search process.


Officials announce plans to support universal preschool and offer more internships in hopes of strengthening K-12 to higher education pipeline.


A new report from MDRC tracks small high school graduates into college and finds more are pursuing postsecondary education than those at larger schools.


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation plans to launch a virtual advising system to help high school students connect with college options.


A new survey of recruiters find employers expect to hire 16 percent more graduates with bachelor's degrees in 2014-15.


The second annual National Student Clearinghouse Resource Center Benchmarks Report analyzes the college-going patterns of 3.5 million students and finds income is the prime predictor.


A new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning includes strategies states are using to develop policy to pay for online course options.


The University Colorado Boulder is launching a Schools of Opportunity project to honor schools working to level the learning playing field for all students.


SAT scores are virtually unchanged among the class of 2014 compared to last year, while AP participation and success rates grow.


A discussion of efforts to improve professional development and pre-service training for school counselors will take place at an Oct. 7 Education Week webinar and at an event next month at San Diego State University.


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute launched an online database to connect students with resources to improve readiness and access to higher education.


Starting next fall, high school students will take a redesigned version of the PSAT/NMSQT following some of the same changes to test more critical thinking in store for the SAT.


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