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September 02, 2014

With Many College Grads Adrift, Experts Urge New Focus on Academics

In a push to attract students, often colleges emphasize campus life perks over quality of academics, cautions author of new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift.

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

Organizations Update Work to Expand Equity in College Access and Success

Some of the organizations invited by the White House to make commitments to improve college access and completion for low-income students report on their progress.

July 07, 2014

Report Calls for Common Yardsticks on College Remediation

The Education Commission of the States issues a model framework for more consistent counting and monitoring of incoming college students in need of remedial coursework.

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.

October 16, 2013

More Students Expected to Take PSAT This Year

Approximately 3.6 million high school students are expected to take the PSAT this month, as some districts and states pick up the exam fee for all students.

September 10, 2012

Counselors a Resource for College-Goers, But Many Find Them Unapproachable

National group offers advice for students on how to form good relationships with school counselors.

August 31, 2012

Dept. of Ed. Provides College-Prep Checklist by Grade

Checklists from U.S. Dept. of Ed. helps high school students get organized in the college search process.

August 15, 2012

Student Misconceptions About College Life Can Undermine Success

New report, Preparing Students to Transition from High School to College, from IQS Research, based in Louisville, Ky., finds that many students have unrealistic expectations about the demands of college life, which may hurt their chances of completion

July 02, 2012

ACT to Roll Out Career and College Readiness Tests for 3rd-10th Grades

ACT to launch new, digital college and career testing beginning in 3rd grade.

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