A report from the New America Foundation underscores the importance of life skills, such as self-discipline and grit, in student success and encourages schools to focus on helping students develop them.
New surveys from Kaplan Test Prep find that about one-third of admissions officers look for more information about an applicant through their social media activity; most students have no problem with the practice.
More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.
The 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement, which polls 355,000 freshmen and seniors at four-year colleges, finds little relationship between an institution's selectivity or the size of its enrollment and students' level of engagement and interactions with faculty members.
An analysis by Money magazine looks at the cost of tuition, along with state tax dollar support for higher education, to rank states by the affordability of their public colleges.
Students can earn up to $5,000 in a new essay contest that focuses on interpreting a primary-source historical document.
A comprehensive report on first-time college students who started in 2008 and were tracked for six years by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds enrollment up 12 percent, but completion down 1 percent.
An AFT survey of 570 career technical education teachers finds strong support for the programs but some concerns about equipment and funding.
A new tool called My inTuition that was developed at Wellesley College is gaining popularity as an easy way to gauge bottom-line college costs, according to research from the Brookings Institution.
Two new College Board reports find that four-year public colleges increased tuition by 1 percent after inflation, and that annual borrowing for higher education is down 8 percent.