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September 02, 2014

With Many College Grads Adrift, Experts Urge New Focus on Academics

In a push to attract students, often colleges emphasize campus life perks over quality of academics, cautions author of new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift.

August 05, 2014

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.

July 17, 2014

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.

April 07, 2014

Secondary-Level School Administrators Make Voices Heard on Capitol Hill

Top assistant principals from across the country lobbied their representatives to support technology, professional development, and the common core.

February 11, 2014

High School Students' Participation in Advanced Placement Continues to Grow

College Board released its 10th annual AP Report to the Nation that shows the number of high schools students taking Advanced Placement course in the past decade has doubled, yet gaps persist in participation among minority students.

June 05, 2013

Racial and Income Gaps Persist in AP and IB Enrollment

Gaps still exist between enrollment of white and low-income and minority students in advanced programs even among those qualified to succeed.

May 16, 2013

Counseling High School Freshmen Can Influence College-Going Rates

A new report encourages counselors to talk to high school freshmen about college.

May 15, 2013

Gap Widens Among High-Achieving Students

Fewer low-income and minority students fall "below basic" on "the nation's report card," but those groups don't fare as well at the "advanced" level, says a new report.

May 03, 2013

School Leadership Key to College and Career Readiness

Principals honored for their reform efforts in middle schools and high schools speak about the transition to college and career readiness standards.

September 29, 2012

Students Say They Want Closer Connections with College

Report from WestEd and Public Agenda finds students want to feel a closer connection with their community college from their freshman year through graduation.

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