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October 17, 2014

Long Beach, Calif., District Expands College Promise Initiative

Officials announce plans to support universal preschool and offer more internships in hopes of strengthening K-12 to higher education pipeline.

September 29, 2014

College-Going Rates for High School Graduates Higher Than Anticipated

A new report finds a "startling discovery" that 88 percent of high school graduates go to a two- or four-year college by age 26.

September 22, 2014

Report Shows Variation in How States Stack Up Against International Standards

A report from the American Institutes for Research shows widely varying gaps in expectations for learning between state measures and international benchmarks.

September 10, 2014

Training Ramps Up to Better Equip School Counselors for College Advising

Professional development and in-service training programs are expanding to help school counselors encourage an increasingly diverse high school population to go to college.

August 26, 2014

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

August 13, 2014

States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students

With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.

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 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

July 17, 2014

Report: College Aspirations Fall Short of Reality for Many Low-Income Students

New ACT report finds 95 percent of its low-income test takers want to go to college, yet only 59 percent enroll right after high school graduation.

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.

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