ACT Inc. Names New CEO from Europe

Marten Roorda will replace Jon Whitmore as CEO of ACT Inc. in the fall of 2015.


House Votes to Expand Use of 529 College-Savings Plans

Families with 529 college-savings plans would be allowed to withdraw money for technology or computer costs under legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.


With Enough Support, Graduation Rates at CUNY Double

The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.


ACT and SAT Security Measures Found to Deter Cheaters

Requirements that test takers submit a photo have reduced imposter incidents by 50 percent since 2012, according to SAT and ACT officials.


By Counting Transfers, Completion Rate at 4-Year Public Colleges Rises to 63 Percent

The National Student Clearinghouse releases third annual report of college completion rate by state, capturing part-time and transfer students along with traditional full-time students.


Northern Colleges Recruiting High School Students in Cold and Snow

Record cold and snow in the Northeast has colleges getting creative when it comes to luring prospective students.


Think Tank Proposes 'College for All' Plan

The Center for American Progress released a plan today calling for all high school graduates to receive enough support up to the level of tuition to attend their state public college or university.


Growing Interest in Early Decision for Both Students and Colleges

The percent of students who think that a college having early-action and early-decision programs was "very important" in their decision to apply has doubled in the past 15 years.


Community College Completion Rates Dropping in Most States, Finds Survey

A survey of state directors of community colleges finds most states had flat to declining completion rates last year.


Reports Give Snapshot of College- and Career-Readiness Standards Roll Out

A series of reports from the Southern Regional Education Board examine how 14 states are managing the implementation of new college- and career-readiness standards.


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