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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.

June 24, 2014

College Readiness Needs to Go Beyond Content to Skill Sets, Researcher Says

David Conley suggests students and colleges would be better served with a broader picture of their college- and career- readiness, including a scores reflecting their study skills, persistence, and technology proficiency.

June 20, 2014

New Film, 'Ivory Tower,' Finds Deep Flaws With State of Higher Education

A new documentary chronicles the race for prestige that has turned colleges into businesses that critics say are more focused on enrollment than student success.

June 03, 2014

Counselors in Indiana Want More College- and Career-Prep Time with Students

Most Indiana school counselors spend less than 25 percent of their time on college and career guidance, according to a report commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

May 20, 2014

Studying Abroad in High School to Get College Edge

Overseas exchange programs can give students a taste of independent living and set them apart in the college application process.

April 08, 2014

Poll Shows Confidence in College Preparation and Value of Degree Declining

Results from a new Next America Poll finds Americans' views about the necessity of a four-year degree has been slipping.

March 28, 2014

African-American Students Inadequately Prepared for College, Says Study

Most African American students aren't receiving the education they need to succeed in college, says a new report.

March 21, 2014

Federal Data Show Racial Disparities in Access to Math, Science Courses

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

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