January 2015 Archives

College Board is now giving students the option to have the results from their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test sent to five more organizations that give scholarships to disadvantaged students.


ASCA names its 2015 School Counselor of the Year, along with four finalists, in Washington today.


Criticism from both parties led the White House to announce a change in its tax proposals, abandoning the idea of taxing withdrawals from college savings accounts.


New research highlights the need for improved financial and counseling support to get more community college students to complete their credential and transfer to four-year colleges.


The strategy to tell a handful of incoming freshman of their college admissions in person is unique, but one that experts say may catch on.


If President Obama's new tax proposal is adopted, families could no longer withdraw money for college expenses from 529 Plans for free.


A new poll finds high school and college students believe job placement and ability to repay loans are the most important factors to include in the federal college-rating system.


With three new high school equivalency exams on the market - GED, HiSET, and TASC - fewer students took and passed the exams in 2014 than in previous years.


America's College Promise was the biggest education item outlined by the President in his State of the Union address, but its passage faces big hurdles in the Republican-controlled Congress.


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX have partnered to encourage 7th graders to take a massive open online course to improve their chances of being awarded a precollege scholarship.


A new article in Education and Finance Policy shows that students who take a placement exam prior to enrolling in college and learn they must take a remedial class are just as likely to enroll as those who pass.


Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.


New findings from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research on factors in middle school that lead to high school success are woven into guides for school practitioners.


Some are encouraged by President Obama's proposal to fund two years of free community college, but others are skeptical of the approach.


The administration plans to ask Congress to pay for 75 percent of community college tuition and for the states to pick up 25 percent so students can attend for free and more choose to pursue postsecondary education.


Growing interest in the Pathways in Technology Early College High School prompted IBM and CUNY to put tools and case studies online to help others replicate the model.


The College Board won the latest contract for statewide SAT testing for all high school juniors.


Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips on saving money on upfront college costs, avoiding hidden college fees, and accessing financial aid in two new personal finance books.


As FASFA season kicks off Jan. 1, high schools are encouraged to increase applications to help more students finance college.


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