Grants to Expand School Counseling Announced as New Study Shows Value

The set of grants by the U.S. Department of Education will help schools to hire counselors, social workers, and others, as well as support parent involvement and professional development.

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

New Rankings Include 'Affordable Elite' and 'Worst' Colleges

Washington Monthly magazine comes up with two new rankings this year: One for the most affordable elite colleges, the other for what it deems the worst institutions.

Taking Core College Prep Courses in High School Improves Readiness Skills

Among 2014 graduates, 73 percent of ACT test takers had completed a core college prep curriculum, helping them earn higher scores on the exam.

New Interactive Map Available on State Financial Aid Programs

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators launches new tools to help prospective college students find state resources to help pay for college.

Statewide ACT Testing Contracts Help Fuel Market Expansion

ACT participation continues to grow, with 19 states now committed to giving the ACT to all high school juniors.

ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, But Participation Hits New High

The average composite SAT score was 21 for the high school class of 2014 and a record 57 percent of graduates took the college-entrance exam.

Top Executive at ACT to Retire Next Year

Jon Whitmore, a former college president who has led the testing organization since 2010, will step down in August of 2015.

White House Announces Summit, New Efforts to Boost College Access

More organizations and higher education institutions pledge to work to improve college access as a new summit is scheduled at the White House for Dec. 4.

College Board 'Clarifies' New AP U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

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