February 2015 Archives

Marten Roorda will replace Jon Whitmore as CEO of ACT Inc. in the fall of 2015.


Families with 529 college-savings plans would be allowed to withdraw money for technology or computer costs under legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.


The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.


Requirements that test takers submit a photo have reduced imposter incidents by 50 percent since 2012, according to SAT and ACT officials.


The National Student Clearinghouse releases third annual report of college completion rate by state, capturing part-time and transfer students along with traditional full-time students.


Record cold and snow in the Northeast has colleges getting creative when it comes to luring prospective students.


The Center for American Progress released a plan today calling for all high school graduates to receive enough support up to the level of tuition to attend their state public college or university.


The percent of students who think that a college having early-action and early-decision programs was "very important" in their decision to apply has doubled in the past 15 years.


A survey of state directors of community colleges finds most states had flat to declining completion rates last year.


A series of reports from the Southern Regional Education Board examine how 14 states are managing the implementation of new college- and career-readiness standards.


New data from the 2012-13 academic year show the national, four-year graduation rate was 81 percent, up from 80 percent the previous year.


A new report from the Education Commission of the States, a nonpartisan policy organization based in Denver, analyzed how states are using measures other than seat time in courses to gauge college readiness.


A survey of college freshmen conducted at UCLA finds nearly 44 percent of students hope to attend graduate school, with the trend fueled by the aspirations of women and first-generation college-goers


The latest annual review of state policies on career technical education finds substantial activity around funding, employer engagement, and transferability issues.


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation invited 100 principals from selective schools to join in a new coalition to advocate for inclusion and support of more high-achieving, low-income students.


The annual UCLA college freshman survey finds 1 in 10 students are frequently depressed and emotional health ratings of students are at a 30-year low.


New research finds there is a 2 to 3 percentage-point bump in college-going rates from statewide SAT testing among high school juniors.


Ohio's College Credit Plus program aims ensuring all students have an opportunity to earn college credit before graduation.


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