A new study by the American Institutes for Research finds 25 percent of early-college high school students get an associate's degree within two years, compared with 5 percent of graduates from traditional high schools.

More than 100 higher education leaders expected to discuss strategies to improve educational opportunities for low-income students.

A free online resource helps schools evaluate college- and career-readiness programs, based on a pilot in 10 high schools that showed promise reaching under-served minority students.

Young people with mentors are more likely to enroll in college, participate in school activities, take on leadership roles, and volunteer, a new national survey finds.

New emails released from the U.S. Department of Education reflect concern about the Obama administration's plans to devise a college-rating system.

A draft of new plans to improve career-technical education were unveiled this week in various states.

In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.

Assessments offered and cost differ by state, as two new tests enter the GED market.

College officials tend to rank the academic reputation of state flagship universities higher, while high school counselors favor smaller schools or those with a research or STEM focus.

After a fall plagued by technical glitches, officials with the Common Application pledge additional support to help with the expected high volume of applications at year's end.


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