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July 15, 2014

Report Calls for States to Rethink High School Exit Exams

A New America Foundation report argues that as states transition to the common core, high school exits exams should be eliminated or used differently.

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.

June 10, 2014

Higher Education Leaders Form Coalition in Support of Common Core

Nearly 200 college presidents and higher education leaders have formed a coalition to support the common-core standards, which have increasingly come under fire.

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.

March 07, 2014

Webinar Explains Use of Transition Courses to Prepare Students for College

Free event today at 2 p.m. features educators involved in this growing movement to help bridge the move from high school to college for struggling 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.

November 19, 2013

Helping Students Be Thinkers Seen as a College-Readiness Strategy

Beyond learning content, high school students today need to learn to be thinkers and develop smart study strategies that leverage findings from brain research, experts say.

October 16, 2013

New Data Spark Discussion on Ways to Improve College-Readiness

New findings showing that graduates of high-poverty schools are less likely to enroll and persist in college are being seized on to make the case for interventions that will improve the college- and career-readiness of low-income students.

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 30, 2013

Study Identifies Strategies for Blacks, Latinos to Succeed Academically

Successful young Latino and black high school men rely on family and school support to overcome the odds and be high academic achievers, a new research study finds.

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