March 2015 Archives

An analysis of state action to support high-achieving, low-income students reveals a "policy vacuum" in supporting this population.


A new report from the Education Commission of the States looks at how states measure college readiness and what actions they take based on the scores.


The measure signed by Gov. Nathan Deal might allow as many as 9,000 former students to earn a high school diploma.


The Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest researched Iowa and Wisconsin high schools offering online courses and found concern with quality and teacher training.


As career technical education programs try to reflect the latest workforce trends, schools are reaching out to businesses for deeper engagement through long-term partnerships and workplace learning opportunities.


A new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows administrators value time spent on college counseling, although most guidance departments devote less than 20 percent of their time to that task.


A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds nearly half of bachelors-degree graduates have also attended community college at some point in the past decade.


A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.


In a new book, experts from the Community College Research Center call for reforming two-year colleges by increasing support and guidance for students on career pathways.


Santa Fe College in Gainesville,Fla. with its 62 percent graduation/transfer rates won the top honor on Wednesday for advancing outcomes for its diverse population of students.


Although gaps in achievement persist in high school, programs such as AP Potential and "opt out" AP policies are working to encourage more low-income and underrepresented minorities to enroll.


Economist Paul Krugman speaks about the need to improve access to college for low-income students at annual ACE conference in Washington.


New data from the U.S. Department of Education show the graduation rate for black students is 70.7 percent and 75.2 percent for Latinos, while the overall rate is 81.4 percent


Discussions at SXSWedu pointed to the potential of using student data and technology to improve student success, yet many acknowledge financial and cultural barriers to full implementation.


Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.


A panel at SXSWedu discusses what it takes to engage and motivate high school students in new ways by raising expectations.


A new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement shows steady improvement over the past decade in how students feel connected on campus and challenged academically.


The new Pritzker Access Scholarship program covers college costs for 70 undocumented students from Chicago charter high schools.


New research finds completion rates, particularly for low-income students, are considerably higher at four-year colleges among students of similar academic ability compared to those who attend two-year colleges.


The announcement that the 700-student, all-women's college in Virginia closing has some experts speculating that it's the tip of the iceberg for closures.


Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.


A new study finds students in Florida community colleges often do not transfer to four-year universities because they are located too far from their homes.


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