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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.

March 17, 2014

Colorado Pilot Aims to Prepare 8th Graders for College-Level Math

Students as early as 8th grade are assessed for college-level math and given early intervention to bypass remedial classes in college.

March 13, 2014

Education Community Discusses What Redesigned SAT Will Mean to Students

Some like emphasis on equity and fairness by College Board; others are awaiting test details and will be closely watching schools to see if they change to better prepare all students to be college ready.

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.

February 10, 2014

K-12 and Higher Education Often Fail to Collaborate Effectively, Survey Says

A recent survey of leaders in the K-12 and higher education shows a desire to work together to create a seamless pathway between the sectors, but finds that barriers persist.

January 15, 2014

New Tool Aims to Help High Schools Raise Students' College-Going Rates

A free online resource helps schools evaluate college- and career-readiness programs, based on a pilot in 10 high schools that showed promise reaching under-served minority students.

December 11, 2013

More U.S. Schools Try Cambridge for College-Prep Curriculum

With a focus on writing and critical thinking, Cambridge finds that U.S. schools are increasingly receptive to its curriculum with programs now in 230 schools.

November 16, 2013

Teachers Urged to Mix it Up and Use Novelty to Engage Students

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

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