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August 08, 2014

Summer College Programs for High School Students Can Build Confidence

Increasingly, colleges are offering short-term academic programs on campus to expose high school students to careers.

June 11, 2014

Michelle Obama Calls for Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education

A collection of six Commentaries examines efforts to increase student access and success to college and career.

April 08, 2014

Just 9 Percent of Nation's High Schools Deemed Rigorous on 'Challenge Index'

The Washington Post released its annual Most Challenging High Schools, highlighting schools where the most students take college-level examinations.

April 07, 2014

Biden Unveils Plans to Help Students Gain College Credit for Apprenticeships

The Obama Administration plans to roll out an initiative aimed at encouraging colleges to grant credit for student-apprentices who learn new skills on the job.

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.

August 26, 2013

Success for Students in Small N.Y.C. High Schools Continues

Graduation rates continue to improve for all students at small high schools of choice in New York City, a new MDRC study shows.

August 21, 2013

ACT Report Finds Students' College Readiness Doesn't Meet Aspirations

While 87 percent of test-takers in the class of 2013 aspired to go to college, just 26 percent met college-readiness benchmarks.

June 21, 2013

High School Initiative to Improve College-Going Rates Shows Promise

Early evaluations of the Postecondary Success Collaborative shows helping high schools leverage existing resources to improve college access is having an impact.

May 16, 2013

Counseling High School Freshmen Can Influence College-Going Rates

A new report encourages counselors to talk to high school freshmen about college.

October 17, 2012

Dual Enrollment Linked With Significant College Advantage

A study of more than 30,000 Texas high school students finds those who participate in dual enrollment as more than twice as likely to enroll in college and nearly twice as likely to earn a degree.

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