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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.

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.

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.

September 12, 2014

Three Universities Model Ways to Improve Graduation for Low-Income Students

A new report highlights approaches that have increased graduation rates at the University of California-Riverside, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of South Florida-Tampa,

August 12, 2014

Early Progress Reported on High School Reform Experiment

A review of the Diplomas Now intervention model shows progress is easier in developing additional student interventions and supports than changing teaching within the classroom.

July 17, 2014

Report: College Aspirations Fall Short of Reality for Many Low-Income Students

New ACT report finds 95 percent of its low-income test takers want to go to college, yet only 59 percent enroll right after high school graduation.

July 09, 2014

Latino and African-American Academic Success Improves, But Gaps Remain

Education Trust released reports on the state of education for Latino and African-American students, reflecting progress but ongoing gaps in achievement and opportunity.

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