June 2015 Archives

A new NCES report shows little progress in recent years improving dropout numbers, although improvements have been made since 1972.


In the wake of a June 6 printing error that led to the College Board dropping two of the 10 SAT sections, board officials issued additional assurances of the validity of scoring a shorter test.


U.S. Department of Education officials are reportedly backing away from rating the performance of schools in a new college-rating system, instead opting to offer expanded data for consumers.


The Lumina Foundation releases six strategies for colleges to use to get more low-income students into and through college with its "Beyond Financial Aid" guidebook.


Alumni fighting to keep the small, all-women's college in Lynchburg, Va., won their lawsuit and plans are in the works to keep the institution open under new leadership.


Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.


Students with disabilities work on self-advocacy to overcome unique challenges transitioning from high school to college.


One student files suit, others criticize the College Board for a printing error that led to confusion about testing time and dropping two sections of the test from final scoring.


A petition has been launched calling on the College Board to allow students to retake the SAT for free if they participated in the June 6 administration, which included a printing error.


Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at King College Prep on Chicago's South Side, winner of the FAFSA video challenge.


A report from the New America Foundation gives a state-by-state comparison of college-readiness policies and how K-12 expectations align with college entrance requirements.


A printing error gave students five extra minutes on two sections of the SAT administered nationwide June 6, but the College Board says the scores will be delivered based on the remainder of the test.


A study of IB students who complete its Diploma Programme shows 78 percent enroll in college right after high school and 79 percent finish a degree within four years.


The Diplomas Count 2015 report from Education Week reflects record-high graduation rates of 81 percent for the class of 2015, yet students with disabilities and from low-income backgrounds lag behind.


SREB suggests eight strategies states can use to double the percentage of young adult who earn a postsecondary credential by age 25.


New York announces $3 million in competitive grants to open seven more Pathways in Technology Early College High School that give at-risk kids job skills for the marketplace.


A new poll of college students by McGraw Hill Education finds 65 percent of students felt high school prepared them adequately for college, yet just 35 percent believe college got them ready for the job market.


College Board and the Khan Academy debut a free, online practice tool to prepare for the new SAT, which will start in March 2016.


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