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May 30, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Features Focus on 3rd Grade Reading

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

February 26, 2013

Remediation Required of Students Who Don't Need It, Studies Say

New studies showing flawed use of placement tests could open the door to the common assessments.

October 26, 2012

College Board President: Tear Down 'Wall' of Underachievement

As he takes the helm of the College Board, David Coleman zeroes in on helping disadvantaged students live up to their potential.

August 02, 2012

How Valuable Are College-Placement Tests?

A new study examines what college systems are doing to gauge students' readiness for credit-bearing work, as they recognize the limitations of traditional placement tests.

June 14, 2012

College Talk: Certificates Are Hot

Unless you've been napping for the last few years, you know that the college agenda is casting a huge shadow over the education policy landscape, with lots of ruminating about preparation, access, success, and completion. Onto that landscape comes a new report that certificates—not associate ...

May 11, 2012

Cosby to Graduates: 'Get A Job'

Comedian Bill Cosby tells 2012 graduates of Temple University to quit bellyaching and get a job.

January 27, 2012

Obama Proposes College-Ready Exit Standards for High School

President Obama proposes a $1 billion Race to the Top challenge for higher education, which would require states to ensure that high school exit standards are appropriate for college entry.

October 26, 2011

College-Readiness Data Could Lower NYC High Schools' Grades

New York City is collecting college-readiness data that could lower the grades assigned to many of its high schools, but the information won't be included on school report cards until next year.

October 06, 2011

High Schools Under More Pressure to Report College Data

States are under increasing pressure to report their high schools' college-going rates.

September 15, 2011

Common-Core Study Methodology Questioned

A California math-standards expert duels with the authors of a study that found college instructors see the common standards as solid preparation for first-year college courses.

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