First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.


New Regulation Limits Debt for Graduates of For-Profit Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education released final "gainful employment" regulations targeted at ensuring that students who attend career-training programs don't amass too much debt.


Report Analyzes State Policies to Promote College Readiness and Success

The Education Commission of the States releases a report tracking state policies to promote college readiness and success.


Ohio Leaders Win $1 Million Prize to Spur Cities' College-Going

Ohio cities win a million-dollar prize for boosting college-degree-attainment rates.


Campaign Aims to Recruit 1 Million STEM Women Mentors

The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.


Leaders Work to Close Gap Between Education and Labor Market

Better communication between educators and employers is needed to address the job-skills gap, according to experts at The Close it Summit in Washington, D.C.


Students Teach School Counselors to Use College Access Apps

College Summit hosts a series of App-a-thons to teach counselors and students about new mobile and web apps to help in the college-search process.


Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships

At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.


Vocational Pathways Approved for Graduation in New York State

Students in New York state will soon have the option to replace one of the history exams now required for graduation with a career-focused art or science exam


Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.


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