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July 27, 2015

African-American Students Found Falling Short of College-Readiness Benchmarks

A new report on college readiness shows that even when African-American students take the recommended core classes in high school most do not meet the minimum ACT scores to indicate they are on track to succeed in college.

July 23, 2015

High Schools Fall Short Preparing Students For College, Survey Finds

A new survey conducted for Achieve shows that most college instructors and employers believe students come to campus and the workplace with at least some gaps in preparation.

June 18, 2015

ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.

June 10, 2015

States Vary in Transition Policies From High School to College

A report from the New America Foundation gives a state-by-state comparison of college-readiness policies and how K-12 expectations align with college entrance requirements.

June 03, 2015

Students Say College Is Not Preparing Them for Job Market

A new poll of college students by McGraw Hill Education finds 65 percent of students felt high school prepared them adequately for college, yet just 35 percent believe college got them ready for the job market.

April 28, 2015

Groups Pledge $100 Million to Expand Access and Equity to AP, IB Courses

Equal Opportunity Schools, the College Board, International Baccalaureate, and others join forces to expand programs that encourage underrepresented student to enroll in advanced courses in high school.

March 25, 2015

Report Underscores Key Role of High School Counselors in College Transition

A new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows administrators value time spent on college counseling, although most guidance departments devote less than 20 percent of their time to that task.

March 03, 2015

Elementary Schools Partner With Hospital for 'Mini Med School' Program

Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.

December 18, 2014

High School Graduates Feel Unprepared For College and Work, Survey Finds

A national survey of about 1,300 recent high school graduates by the nonprofit Achieve finds most feel high school did not adequately challenge or prepare them for the demands of college and career.

December 04, 2014

White House Hosts Second College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington

Leaders from education, business, and philanthropy are expected to participate in today's summit, bringing with them 600 pledges for action to improve students' college access and success.

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