All states are on board in embracing new college- and career-readiness standards, a new report finds, but implementation progress and accountability provisions vary by state.


As previewed in the State of the Union address this year, the administration has launched a Race to the Top-Style grant competition to fuel innovation in high schools.


Beyond learning content, high school students today need to learn to be thinkers and develop smart study strategies that leverage findings from brain research, experts say.


Experts in brain science encourage teachers to engage students in the classroom with humor, music, movement, and discussion


Only 40 percent of college students turn to their adviser first for academic advice and most study just 15 hours a week, a new student engagement survey finds.


Michelle Obama this week told sophomores at a District of Columbia high school about her journey to become the first in her family to go to college. She also challenged the students to do whatever it takes to continue their education after high school.


The new American Gap Association is reviewing organizations that offer gap-year programs to help high school graduates identify the best options to make the most of their time.


One-third of high school students who took the ACT last year indicated a college major they wanted to pursue that was not deemed a good fit with their academic interests.


A new College Board/National Journal poll finds blacks, Asians, and Hispanics in the United States are considerably more optimistic than whites about the value of earning a college degree.


A study from the Journal of College Admissions offers suggestions for high school counselors to help students ease anxiety in college search process


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