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December 08, 2011

High School Test Terrain Shifting From Exit Exams to College-Readiness

A new report finds high school testing shifting toward college-readiness. A new report, and states' No Child Left Behind waiver applications, find schools shifting to college-readiness testing.

October 13, 2011

UPDATED: NCLB Waivers for States That Decline Common Standards, Tests?

Three of those intending to seek waivers from No Child Left Behind have not adopted common standards or signed up to work on common tests, two key areas of judgment in the waiver process.

October 11, 2011

Draft ESEA Bill Requires High Schools to Report College-Going Rates

A draft bill to reauthorize No Child Left Behind requires high schools to report on how many of their students go to college and how many must take remedial classes.

October 11, 2011

Will NCLB Rewrite Have the Teeth to Improve Schools?

Some activists are worried that a new draft NCLB reauthorization will lack the teeth to hold schools accountable for improvement.

August 30, 2011

High School Shortchanged Us, Students Report

Most recent high school graduates say they wished they had taken tougher courses in high school to be better prepared for college.

August 17, 2011

ACT Seeks to Connect Test Scores, Career Readiness

ACT's annual score report attempts to link scores on the college-entrance exam to career readiness.

June 27, 2011

Economy Needs College-Educated Workers, Report Says

A new study says the U.S. economy needs to boost the number of college-educated workers by 20 million in the next 14 years.

June 08, 2011

Obama Urges Preparation for Manufacturing Careers

President Barack Obama unveils a group of new initiatives aimed at getting more young people prepared and certified for good jobs in manufacturing.

June 08, 2011

New EdWeek Report Sees High School Graduation Rate Rising

Education Week's annual "Diplomas Count" report explores trends in high school graduation rates, and after-high-school pathways other than a university degree.

May 24, 2011

Report Places Dollar Value on College Majors

A new study details the relative earnings potential of various college majors.

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