Selective High Schools Work Together to Diversify Student Population

Leaders of selective high schools work on strategies to reach out and change policies to attract more qualified, disadvantaged students into their programs.


School Counselors Mixed on SAT and ACT Advice, As New SAT Arrives

High school counselors are showing no strong consensus on advising students about taking the current SAT, the new SAT, or the ACT, according to a survey from Kaplan Test Prep.


Denver Promise Gets Boost From Cost-Benefit Study, Fine-Tunes Its Focus

The Denver Scholarship Foundation released a report showing that every dollar invested in a student who graduates from the program yields 9 times that amount in taxes returned to the economy.


Public Universities Lure Out-of-State Students With Merit Aid

The New America Foundation examined 424 public college and universities to find an increasing number are using merit aid to attract out-of-state students who can pay higher tuition.


States Take Varied Approaches to Expanding Access to Dual Enrollment

A new report from the Education Commission of the States finds states that remove tuition burdens from students in dual enrollment have larger numbers of minority and low-income student participating.


Students Cast Wider Net in College Search, Survey Shows

A new survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling finds 32 percent of students submitted seven or more applications for college admissions, up 10 percent since 2008.


High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise

The "2015 Building a Grad Nation" report shows a record high graduation rate of 81.4 percent for high school students, putting the United States on track to reach 90 percent by 2020.


Getting College Credit for AP Linked to On-Time Degree Completion

A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that high school students who score high enough on an AP exam to get college credit are more likely to earn a B.A. within four years.


Dual-Enrollment Advocates Work for Federal and State Policy Change

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships met in Washington this week to push for federal policy to expand access to college level courses for high school students.


More Than Just Going to College, Report Shows Importance of Choosing Major

A new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds while a university degree, on average, gives a $1 million boost in earnings over a lifetime compared to a high school diploma, the payoff varies widely depending on college major.


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