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July 21, 2015

Low-Income Students Continue to Lag on College Readiness Measures

ACT test performance remains flat for low-income students, with just 11 percent meeting all four college-readiness benchmarks, compared to 26 percent of the overall test-taking pool.

July 06, 2015

Rhode Island College Opens Doors Early to Rising High School Seniors

Ninety incoming seniors from Central Falls High School in Providence received early acceptances to a nearby college and application fee waivers—provided they stay on track through high school graduation.

May 05, 2015

How Can High Schools Get More Latinos on College Path?

Results of a study by NACAC and Excelencia in Education show high schools that serve predominantly racial/ethnic minority students differ in school counseling characteristics that may affect college enrollment rates.

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.

April 10, 2015

Vassar College Recognized for Support of Low-Income Students

The selective liberal arts school in New York was honored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for increasing financial aid and more than doubling the percent of low-income students enrolled in recent years.

March 17, 2015

High School Graduation Gaps Shrinking—But Slowly

New data from the U.S. Department of Education show the graduation rate for black students is 70.7 percent and 75.2 percent for Latinos, while the overall rate is 81.4 percent

January 16, 2015

Scholarship Program Urges 7th Graders to Take Massive Open Online Courses

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX have partnered to encourage 7th graders to take a massive open online course to improve their chances of being awarded a precollege scholarship.

December 23, 2014

Effective College Advising in High School Tied to Time and Attitude

The Education Commission of the States has compiled research on effective school counseling practices that can increase college-going rates.

December 16, 2014

Florida Scholarship Program Was Not Unfair to Minorities, U.S. Ed. Dept. Finds

Bright Futures' use of ACT and SAT scores for scholarship eligibility is deemed lawful by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

October 15, 2014

Virtual Advising System Aims to Expand College Access

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation plans to launch a virtual advising system to help high school students connect with college options.

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