As more high school students enroll in accelerated coursework, colleges and policymakers are wrestling with standards for accepting college-level credit.

A national survey of about 1,300 recent high school graduates by the nonprofit Achieve finds most feel high school did not adequately challenge or prepare them for the demands of college and career.

A review of programs in the National College Access Network finds students served enroll and graduate from college at higher rates than their peers who are not in the programs.

Bright Futures' use of ACT and SAT scores for scholarship eligibility is deemed lawful by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.

A new report from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows overall postsecondary enrollment down 1.3 percent this fall compared to last year, due to drops at community colleges and for-profit institutions.

Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.

A new study from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research shows 14 percent of 9th graders will likely earn a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating from high school, up from 8 percent in 2006.

A United Way grant program piloted middle grade supports and interventions with community-school partnerships in 13 cities.

The Obama administration released a progress report on commitments from the 100-plus participants at the first College Opportunity Action Summit in January.


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