Equipping Students With Information About College-Campus Safety

As concern grows over sexual violence on college campuses, a variety of efforts are under way to provide incoming freshmen and others with increased information.


Mentoring for College-Bound Students to Gain Support Under Pilot Program

Mentoring programs that pair college students with high schoolers are among the strategies the Education Department would like to pilot under a new initiative.


Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.


New College Ranking Designed to Show Economic Value Added With a Degree

A California non-profit partners with a data company to compile a ranking of 1,222 four-year colleges based graduate's financial boost received after receiving a degree.


Report: College Aspirations Fall Short of Reality for Many Low-Income Students

New ACT report finds 95 percent of its low-income test takers want to go to college, yet only 59 percent enroll right after high school graduation.


IB to Launch Pilot Program in Five High Schools to Serve Disadvantaged Students

As the reach of its education programs continues to grow, the IB is launching a pilot program in five U.S. high schools to attract and support more low-income students.


Report Calls for States to Rethink High School Exit Exams

A New America Foundation report argues that as states transition to the common core, high school exits exams should be eliminated or used differently.


Survey: Young People See College as Worthwhile But Overpriced

Adults under 30 say that colleges could lower prices and still provide quality higher education.


School Counselors Welcome Attention From First Lady; Summit Plans Finalized

Following first lady Michelle Obama's remarks at a conference for school counselors, plans are underway for a summit at Harvard July 28 to call attention to the role of high school counselors in the transition to college.


Latino and African-American Academic Success Improves, But Gaps Remain

Education Trust released reports on the state of education for Latino and African-American students, reflecting progress but ongoing gaps in achievement and opportunity.


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