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February 07, 2012

Misreporting of SAT Data Adds to Debate Over College Rankings

Response mounts to Claremont McKenna's inflated SAT scores to college rankings.

February 06, 2012

Focusing on Quality and Value of Education in College Choice

Richard Schwartz offers advice on the importance of quality and value on choosing college.

February 03, 2012

Research Finds High School Rigor Tied to Success in College

New article from the American Educational Research Journal finds student who take more rigorous courses in high school are more likely to graduate and succeed in college.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

February 01, 2012

Seniors Enter Waiting Game; What Are Their College Chances?

New study of college freshman show fewer getting into first-choice college and gap in acceptance versus attendance.

January 24, 2012

State Funding for Higher Ed. Drops by 7.6 Percent in a Year

More students than ever are headed to college, but the funds to support them are not following. Total state fiscal support for higher education nationwide declined by 7.6 percent from fiscal year 2011 to FY2012, according to the annual Grapevine survey from the Center for the Study of Education Pol...

January 23, 2012

Hope for Imperfect Students in College-Admissions Process

The competitive college-admission process has many high school students in a frenzy over grades, activities, and testing. Jay Mathews' recent column in The Washington Post, 5 Wrong Ideas About College Admission, adds some needed perspective. The myths he spells out give hope to the less-than-perfe...

January 20, 2012

Panel: Strategies to Keep College Aspirations High for All

Ask kids in 8th grade if they plan to attend college, and there is almost universal enthusiasm. Research shows this is true even among low-income students and those who are low performing. But something happens along the way for many that ends the dream. For some, it's academic struggles or the ch...

January 19, 2012

Financial-Aid Experts Discuss Ways to Strengthen Pell Grants

Student financial-aid experts gathered at a forum at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to discuss the need to make the 40-year-old federal program more efficient and the importance of providing academic and social supports for students to boost college completion. The National Association of Student Finan...

January 09, 2012

D.C. Considers Making Students Take ACT/SAT, Apply to College

A new way to promote college readiness is being floated in the nation's capital: require all high school students to take the ACT or SAT and apply to at least one college or trade school. That's the latest proposal being discussed in the District of Columbia public school system and introduced by D...

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