High School Dropout Rates Remain Flat

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


College Board Issues Reassurance on June SAT Scores

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.


Federal College-Rating System to Drop Scoring Plans

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.


Guidebook Suggests Best Supports for Low-Income College Students

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.


Sweet Briar College Stays Open

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.


ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

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


Student With Disabilities Face Added Layer of Issues in Transition to College

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


College Board Waives October SAT Fee for Students Affected by June Error

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.


Students Petition College Board to Retake June 6 SAT

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.


Lights, Camera....First Lady Honors Chicago High School for FAFSA Video

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


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